Research Interests: Creative writing; contemporary fiction; Native American fiction
Social Change Interests: Racial equality; LGBT rights; erasure of class divisions; women's rights
Joined Walden: 2016
About Zeke: I earned my PhD in English from UW-Milwaukee in 2008. I'm also an Associate Professor at Eureka College. My creative work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Cicada, Moon City Review, and Posit. My books include So Anyway... (Robocup Press), In The Family Way (Fomite Press), and Lifelong Learning (ELJ Editions). I live in central Illinois, with my wife and daughter.
Jarvis, Z. (2020). Antisocial norms [Short story collection]. Closet Skeleton Press.
Jarvis, Z. (2020). The three of them. Rogue Phoenix Press.
My Advice to Walden Students
Don't be afraid to ask for help! Your instructors want to help you succeed, so always feel free to reach out and ask for support or clarification.
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
Walden has a real commitment to helping students. I enjoy being part of an institution that values knowledge and supports its students through multiple parts of the learning process.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
Students can expect quick replies and focused commentary from me. I want to make sure that students have a clear sense of what my expectations are, and so I give them feedback in a timely manner, but I also make sure that I use clear examples so that they feel confident in what my expectations are.