Shana Youngdahl

Assistant Professor of English

Shana Youngdahl is Assistant Professor of English and First-Year Writing. A fiction writer and poet she is the author of the poetry collection History, Advice and Other Half-Truths (Stephen F. Austin State University Press 2012) and three poetry chapbooks. Her debut novel As Many Nows As I Can Get is due out in August 2019 with Dial/Penguin Teen. Shana directs the Longfellow Young Writers Workshop and is the faculty organizer of The Sandy River Review’s online apprenticeship, The River.


  • 2006 MFA Creative Writing: Poetry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 2001 BA English, Mills College
Shana Youngdahl HUMA