Jill Michelle Sebacher
Professor of English
Jill Michelle Sebacher (she/her) graduated from the University of Central Florida with her BA in English in 1999 and MA in English in 2001, having been awarded UCF’s Undergraduate to Graduate Fellowship. During her tenure at the college, she completed the Burnett Honors College’s Honors in the Major program, published multiple works in The Cypress Dome, became a member of Sigma Tau Delta and worked as an assistant editor for The Florida Review.
Currently, she works as a professor of English at Valencia College, where she has been privileged to teach writing and literature since 2000 and from 2003-7 served as faculty advisor for Phoenix, West Campus’ student-run literary magazine. She hosts Meet the Muse, a series of generative creative writing workshops held throughout the school year for current Valencia students, alumni and faculty/staff, and manages the social media pages for Valencia’s West Campus Communications Division.
Under the byline Jill Michelle, her most recent poetry and creative nonfiction appear/are forthcoming in DMQ Review, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, Please See Me, The Elevation Review and Drunk Monkeys. Recent anthology credits include The Book of Bad Betties (Bad Betty Press, UK) and Words from the Brink (Arachne Press, UK). To check out more of her work, visit byjillmichelle.com.