Dr. Bradford Tice

Associate Professor of English
(402) 465-2351
btice [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Old Main 309
Office hours: 

2:30 – 4:30 Mon.-Fri., or by appointment.


Ph.D. – English with creative dissertation
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2009.

M.A. – English
University of Colorado, Boulder, 2004.

B.A. – English with a minor in Film Studies
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2001.
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Courses taught: 

Assistant Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University: August 2009 – Present

English 117: Fiction Writing
English 217: Advanced Topics in Fiction Writing
English 119: Poetry Writing
English 110: Advanced Composition—Scriptwriting
English 1: English Language and Writing
English 101: Masterpieces of Literature—Families and Relationships
English 101: Masterpieces of Literature—Coming of Age: Becoming Men and Women
English 101: Masterpieces of Literature—Sexualities
Liberal Arts Seminar 001: Research as a Means toward the Creative
English 108: Literature of the U.S. 1865—Present
English 100: Introduction to Textual Studies
English 298: Ways of Reading—Theory and Practice
English 299: Senior Workshop
Gender Studies 090: Introduction to Gender Studies

Research and academic interests: 


Rare Earth. Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2013.
• Winner of the Many Voice Project 2011. (Finalist Poetry Judge: Jay Parini).

What the Night Numbered. Sedalia, CO: Trio House Press, forthcoming 2015.
• Winner of the 2014 Trio Award. (Judge: Peter Campion).

Current Projects:

Shadowed. Novel in progress.

Missionaries. Completed collection of short stories.
• Missionaries a 2012 semi-finalist for the Hudson Prize – Fiction (Black Lawrence Press).
• Missionaries a 2010 semi-finalist in the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.
• Missionaries a 2012 semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award.
• Missionaries a 2014 finalist for AWP's Grace Paley Short Fiction Award.


“Our Hearts Go Out to the Family, Our Hearts Go Out to the Victims.” Epoch: vol. 62,
number 1: pp. 101-124.

“Skin.” Copper Nickel: vol. 18: pp. 142-158.

“How to Become an American Boy.” New York Tyrant: vol. 3, number 2: pp. 39-54.

“Handling.” FiveChapters.com: 2009. .

“Missionaries.” Best American Short Stories 2008, Eds. Salman Rushdie and Heidi Pitlor.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 282-97.

“The Art of Human Surveillance.” The American Scholar: Winter 2009: pp. 98-110.

“Missionaries.” The Atlantic Monthly: Fiction Issue 2007: pp. 64-72.

“Murmurations.” One Story: 5.7 (Aug. 2006): pp. 1-27.

“Postcards of America.” The Cream City Review: 29.2 (Fall 2005): pp. 108-123.

“The Behavior of Sea Creatures.” The Alaska Quarterly Review. 21.3/4 (Fall & Winter
2004). pp. 126-145.


“Suitors Mark the Arrival of Psyche on Christopher Street,” “Zazu Recalls Psyche’s
Birth,” “Cupid at the Asylum,” and “Psyche in the Time Between.” Bluestem: vol.
XXIV, no. 1 (Spring 2014): pp. 37-46.

“Contemplating Infidelity, Poolside at the Local Y.” Arcadia: vol. 7: pp. 117-118.

“Two Falsehoods” and “Psyche Explains to a Young Man How to Gain Admittance to ​
the Stonewall.” Prairie Schooner: 88.1 (Spring 2014): pp. 139-142.

“The Wedding Night” and “Psyche Incites a Riot.” Spoon River Poetry Review: 38.1
(Summer 2013): pp. 12-14.

“Lucifer.” Crab Orchard Review: 18.1 (Winter/Spring 2013): p. 161.

“How Queens Lose Their Looks.” Prairie Schooner: 87.1 (Spring 2013): pp. 55-56.

“Seagulls at the Local Walmart in a Landlocked State.” Chariton Review: 35.2 (Fall
2012): pp. 102-103.

“Helium.” Arcadia: vol. 2: pp. 152-154.

“Devil.” Comstock Review: 24.1 (Spring/Summer 2010): pp. 68.

“Coyote.” North American Review: 296.1 (Winter 2011): pp. 24.

“The Siege.” North American Review: 295.3 (Summer 2010): pp. 8.

“Arabesque.” Hayden’s Ferry Review: Fall/Winter 2009-2010, Issue 45: pp. 146-147.

“Elegy for Judy,” “Cupid’s Study,” and “The First Trial.” Prairie Schooner: Winter
2008: pp. 98-106.