BRICE PARTICELLI is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction and a 2017-2018 Wilson Center Fellow for his research in education. His research focuses on writing pedagogy and genre studies, and his narrative essays span memoir, personal essay, travel, and literary journalism with topics built around environment, urban development, education, and post-colonial issues. He is the co-editor of America Street [revised]: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (Persea Books, 2019), author of the accompanying Teachers Guide, and editor of the upcoming anthology, In Between (Persea Books, 2021).
He is working on two books—a narrative nonfiction book focused on educational disinformation communities (with serialized essays forthcoming in Guernica and Salmagundi), and a coming-of-age novel set on a small island in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For more information about his work, email bparticelli (@) pace.edu.
Ph.D., Columbia University, English Education
Ed.M., Columbia University, Teaching of English
M.F.A., Colorado State University, Fiction and Nonfiction
B.A., Goddard College, Writing and American Studies
B.A. studies, UC Santa Barbara, Cultural Anthropology
- Lecturer, English Department, Sept 2014 to present
- Faculty Director, Summer Scholars Institute, Feb 2015 to January 2018
- Associate Chair, English Department, September 2017 to January 2018
- Assistant Chair, English Department, January 2017 to May 2017
- Director, Student Press Initiative, The Center for the Professional Education of Teachers, Sept 2011 to August 2014
- Adjunct Professor, English Education, Sept 2009 to May 2014
- Professional Development Consultant, Student Press Initiative, Sept 2009 to Sept 2011
- Program Manager, Continuing Education Department (CEO&I), June 2007-June 2009
- Teacher Education Manager / Publication Manager, Sept 2005-June 2007
- Adjunct Professor, English Department, Sept 2002-June 2005
- “The Great American Eclipse” (literary journalism). Salmagundi Magazine, April 2020
- “The Terrarium” (literary journalism). Guernica Magazine, tbd 2020
- “Running with René” (personal essay). Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature, Scheduled: December 2019
- “Dancing at the Bay of Sharks” (personal essay). Delmarva Review, November 2019
- "This Concrete Life" (podcast episode). Prod. Willow Belden. April 2017
- "Paddling the Sewershed" (memoir/nature/history). The Big Roundtable, July 2016
- "Riding the Local" (memoir/travel). Tales to Go, Traveler's Tales, February 2015
- “Exploring the Land of Cook” (memoir/travel). Tampa Review, Winter 2014
- “Clinging to a Tree on Christmas” (memoir/travel). The Common, August 2013
- “Fishing the Flats” (memoir/travel). Gray’s Sporting Journal, February 2010
- “Tapping a Flower” (travel/ nature essay). Crab Orchard Review, Spring 2006
- “Postcards” (personal essay/nature essay). Fourth River, Spring 2006
- In Between: An Anthology of Short Stories. Editor. Persea Books, anticipated March 2021
- America Street [revised]: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories. Co-Editor. Persea Books 2019
- “Paddling the Sewershed.” Tales of the River: An Anthology of River Literature. Stormbird Press: Sydney. November 2018.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS
- Particelli, Brice. Paper Presentation. “Genre and Social Action: Using 'Writing about Writing' to develop a critical understanding of discipline and power.” Modern Language Association (MLA). January 2019.
---. Paper Presentation. "Alternative Science: Genre's hidden role, a case study analysis of the Creation Museum.” Modern Language Association (MLA). January 2019.
---. Paper Presentation. "Peer-Led Assessment in the Composition Classroom" Crossing Multiple Thresholds: Three Groups of Student Writers. NCTE Annual Conference. November 2017.
- ---. Paper Presentation. The Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Conference (ACLC) “Writing the Local: Rhetoric(s) of Art, Experience, and Culture in a Freshmen Learning Community” October 2015.
- ---. “Teaching with Dave Chappelle: Exploring critical understandings of culture through comedy.” Paper Presentation. Ethnography and Education Research Forum. University of Pennsylvania. March 2014.
- ---. “Project-Based Pedagogies: Ethnographies of Classroom Publishing.” Panel Lead with Marcelle Mentor, Cristina Romeo, and Alexandra Thomas. Ethnography and Education Research Forum. University of Pennsylvania. March 2014.
- ---, and Cristina Romeo. “Investment and Agency in the Classroom: A three-school study of urban classroom publishing projects.” Paper Presentation. NCTE Annual Conference. November 2013.
- ---. “Teaching ELL/ESL through Classroom Publishing Projects.” Workshop. Student Press Initiative Summer Institute. The Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET), Teachers College, Columbia University. July 2011.
- ---. “Project-Based Learning in the English Classroom.” Workshop. 2025 Global Challenge Think Tank. Studies in Educational Innovation (SEI). The Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET). Teachers College, Columbia University. Spring 2011.
- ---. “Project-Based Pedagogies: Developing Long-Term Projects.” Workshop. Studies in Educational Innovation (SEI) In-Practice Education Conference. The Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET). Teachers College Columbia University. Summer 2010.
SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS
- Wilson Center Faculty Fellow, Wilson Center, Pace University, 2017-2018
- NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature with the New York Foundation for the Arts, 2017
- Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2017, “Take Me to the Bronx River.” Mariner Books, 2017
- Silver Medal, Traveler’s Tales 11th Annual Solas Awards, “Paddling the Sewershed.” March 2017. Published as Editor's Choice, June 2017.
- Finalist, "Learning from Nature" Contest, Creative Nonfiction and the ASU Biomimicry Institute. "Paddling the Sewershed," 2016.
- Research Grant, Faculty Research Forum, Pace University. Research stipend to study experiential and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching first-year students, 2014-2015.
- Writer-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center. Four-week funded residency to develop nonfiction projects, July 6 to August 1, 2014.
- Silver Medal, Traveler’s Tales 8th Annual Solas Awards, “Riding the Local.” March 2014.
- Workshop Leader, Random House Foundation, Creative Writing Luncheon, “Revision as a Creative Process” December 2013.
- Keynote Speaker, Taiwan Educator’s Association Conference, “A Growing Sense of Audience: The Power of Curriculum-Based Publication.” Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 2013.
- Walter Sindlinger Writing Award, Runner-up “Riding the Local: A Phenomenology of Space and Story.” August 2011.
- Contributor, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, August 2010.
- NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Award, >3.5 GPA while playing for UC Santa Barbara’s top-ten, DI Water Polo team. 1997-1998.
Undergraduate Level (Pace University and Colorado State)
- Composition I
- Composition II: Writing in the Disciplines
- Introduction to Genre Studies
- Introduction to Cultural Studies
- Narrative Nonfiction Literature
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Writing Creative Nonfiction
- Travel Writing
- Internship in Literary Publishing
Graduate Level (Columbia University Teachers College)
- The Teaching of Writing
- Writing: Nonfiction
- Narrative and Story
- Writing Fiction & Personal Narrative
- Internship in the Teaching of English
- Fictive and Literary Imaginings: Charting a Literary Anthropology
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
- National Council for the Teaching of English (NCTE)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact: bparticelli (@) pace.edu