Lesley Jenike, PhD earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emerson College, her Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Jenike has been a member of CCAD’s faculty since 2008 and has taught such classes as Film and Literature, Writing Poetry, American Literature, and Advanced Creative Writing. Dr. Jenike is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Ghost of Fashion (2008) and Holy Island (2014). Her poems and essays have appeared (or will appear) in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Rumpus, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, At Length, Rattle, Gulf Coast, and 32 Poems. She is the recipient of CCAD’s 2014 Teaching Excellence Award as well as fellowships and scholarships from the Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.