Rob Davidson is Professor of English at California State University, Chico, where he also serves as adviser for the Creative Writing Minor. He joined the faculty of Chico State in 2002, after earning his M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) and his Ph.D. in American Literature at Purdue University. He was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar Award to lecture in Taiwan, 2015-2016.
Rob is the author of two collections of short fiction, The Farther Shore (2012) and Field Observations (2001), as well as a monograph, The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells (2005). A chapbook of lyric flash fiction, Spectators, is forthcoming in 2017. His fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in New Delta Review, The Normal School, REAL, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, ZYZZYVA and elsewhere.