Dr. W.D. Blackmon



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Until recently, W.D. Blackmon served as Department Head of the English Department at Missouri State University for twenty-two years. At the end of his undergraduate career, he won a Book-of-the-Month Club Fellowship Award for his fiction writing (with Saul Bellow and Ralph Ellison as the judges), a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (for future university teachers), and a Special Fellowship in the Humanities for Creative Writing at the University of Utah. His short stories have appeared in such publications as the Associated Writing Programs' Intro series (with R.V. Cassill as editor), The Kansas Quarterly, The Mississippi Review, Short Story, The Carolina Quarterly, and the Western Humanities Review, and his critical work in The Denver Quarterly.

His book, Blood and Milk: A Novel in Stories, was published by Et Alia Press in Little Rock, and

Inside Syria: A Physician’s Memoir (co-authored with Tarif Bakdash) was published by Cune Press.



  • PhD, 1978, University of Denver
  • MA, 1973, University of Utah
  • BA, 1970, University of Arkansas


  • ENG 215
  • ENG 315
  • ENG 501/601
  • ENG 508