EXPERIENCE
Associate Director, Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program 

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA                      

April 2014 – August 2016 
  • Worked with Program Director to organize and run biannual 10-day on campus residencies
  • Supervised Program Interns and Graduate Assistants
  • Assisted in admissions processing and enrollment management
  • Contributed to curriculum development, programming, and planning
  • Coordinated communications with students, faculty, and alumni
  • Reviewed and refined academic standards for annual updates to the MFA Handbook
  • Managed Course Audit Program for MFA residencies
  • Managed annual fundraiser for need-based scholarships
  • Acted as a liaison between the MFA office and the Solstice Alumni Organization (SOLA)
Assistant Director, Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program 

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA                      

September 2009 – March 2014 
  • Worked with Program Director to organize and run biannual 10-day on campus residencies
  • Coordinated communications with students, faculty, and alumni
  • Managed Course Audit Program for MFA residencies
  • Created and implemented an annual public relations plan and print/Web advertising campaign
  • Maintained and updated social media and program Web sites
  • Coordinated schedules and collaborated on the design of publications with Media Services
  • Edited monthly e-newsletter
  • Coordinated MFA registrations and events for the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
Program Administrator, Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program 

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA                      

January 2007 – August 2009 
  • Worked with Program Director to organize and run biannual 10-day on campus residencies and the annual Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference
  • Coordinated communications with students, faculty, and alumni for both MFA Program and Summer Writers’ Conference
  • Created and implemented an annual public relations plan and print/Web advertising campaign
  • Maintained and updated social media and program Web sites
  • Collaborated on the design of publications with Media Services
  • Edited monthly e-newsletter
Adjunct Faculty 

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME               

September 2001 – December 2007 
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction Workshop
EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (Fiction Writing), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, June 2001

Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, June 1993

PRESENTATIONS
  • “Two for the Road: Cross-disciplinary Collaboration, Travel, and Identity,” Pine Manor College, presentation, 2012
  • “Why Should You Learn Basic Oral Interpretation Skills?” Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College, elective seminar, 2013
  • “Panel of Editors,” Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College, moderator, 2014
  • “Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine-Travelling Beyond Perceived Limitations,” Pine Manor College, presentation, 2014
  • “Substance as Style: What Noir Writing Can Teach Us about Literary Form,” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, moderator, 2015
  • “Indie Publishing 101: What Writers Need to Know About Turning an Idea into a Book,” Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College, elective seminar, 2015; Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, 2015
  • “Risk & Wonder: Creating the Innovative Short Story,” Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College, craft class, 2016
  • “History, Memory, & Imagination: Approaches to Generating New Stories,” Universidad Modelo, Merida, Mexico, craft class, 2017
  • “Don’t Submit, Share! How to Manage the Process of Publishing in Literary Journals,” Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College, elective seminar, 2017; Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, 2017
PUBLICATIONS
  • Whiton, Tanya and Heidi Killion, Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine. Portland: Two Fish Publishing, 2014.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “One Last Time.” Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. Ed. Lee Hope Betcher. Needham: The Solstice Institute, 2009. http://solsticelitmag.org/fall-2009/
  • Whiton, Tanya. “Giving Her Away.” The Way Life Should Be: Contemporary Stories By Maine Writers. Ed. Ari Meil. Portland: Warren Machine Publishing Company, 2005.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “Shadows on the Road.” North Dakota Quarterly. Ed. Jim Robison. Grand Forks: University of North Dakota, 2004. 144-150.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “Getaway.” Western Humanities Review. Ed. Paul Ketzle. Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2003. 103-109.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “The Deal.” Northwest Review. Ed. John Witte. Eugene: University of Oregon, 2003.112-123.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “Beneath the Red Umbrella.” Crazyhorse63. Ed. Bret Lott, Paul Allen and Carol Ann Davis. Charleston: College of Charleston, 2003. 132-138.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “One for the Ocean.” American Fiction, Volume Ten: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. Ed. Alan Davis and Michael White. Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1999. 241-254.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “The Silent Room.” Words & Images. Ed. Narayan Nayar. Vol. 1. Portland: University of Southern Maine, 1998. 49-51.
  • Whiton, Tanya. “Cuba Libre.” The Cafe Review. Ed. Steve Luttrell and Wayne Atherton. Vol. 7. Portland: The Cafe Review, 1996. 18-19.
HONORS & AWARDS

2009 Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Poets

2000 Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Fiction Writers