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Michael Hyde, PhD


Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B604
Phone: 212 217.5357
E-mail:  michael_hyde@fitnyc.edu



BA, University of Pennsylvania
MFA, Columbia University
PhD, New York University

Michael Hyde is Professor of writing and literature in the English and Communication Studies Department at FIT.  He earned his PhD from New York University, writing on literature and ethics, and his MFA from Columbia University, where he was a Teaching and Writing Fellow in Fiction.  He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, completing a BA in English, with department honors, and a minor in French.       

He is the author of the short story collection What Are You Afraid Of?, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.  His stories have appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, Alaska Quarterly Review, Austin Chronicle, Bloom,Confrontation, Megacity Fictions, Ontario Review, Philadelphia Stories, Witness, and in the anthology Western Pennsylvania Reflections: Stories from the Alleghenies to Lake Erie sponsored by the PA Writing Project.  He has received fellowship and residency support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation for Creative Writing, the Noepe Center for Literary Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Fundación Valparaíso in Spain.         

Prior to joining the faculty at FIT in 2001, he taught at Columbia University, New York University, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, and the German-American School of San Francisco.  He was honored with a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005 and an FIT Faculty Excellence Award in 2014.


  • EN 121 – English Composition
  • EN 231 – Short Fiction
  • EN 234 – Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • EN 301 – Imaginative Worlds
  • EN 336 – From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear
  • EN 361 – Creative Writing
  • EN 362 – Creative Nonfiction
  • EN 363 – Fiction Writing
  • EN 390 – The Uncanny
  • MI 641 – Creative Writing for Illustrators