Sean Bottai has taught in the Writing Program as a lecturer since 2007. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida, Gainesville (2007). He's a winner of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation’s Henfield Prize for his fiction. He is currently an assistant director in the program where he has multiple roles, including teaching mentor to first-year graduate students, instructor of honors writing, and director of English 109H & 306 curriculum.