Ali Salerno

Ali Salerno

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: English
Phone: 330-263-1929
Office Address: 215 Kauke


  • BA, Allegheny College 2002
  • MA, Florida State University 2005
  • MFA, Ohio State University 2011

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 161:  Introduction to Fiction & Poetry Writing


  • “Purgatory.” One Teen Story (forthcoming, 2014)
  • “Double.” Harpur Palate (March 2013)
  • “Don’t Go Waiting on My Doorstep, Because I’m Not Gonna Come Home.” The Gettysburg Review (Winter 2012)
  • “The Hotel Fire.” Sou’wester (Spring 2011)
  • "Figure Drawing." Narrative “Story of the Week” (January 2011)
  • “Autobiography.” Quick Fiction (Winter 2010)
  • “Pop Wrote the Boy: The Personal/Critical Essayist and Hybrid Critical Memoir.” Fourth Genre (March 2013) 


Alexandra Salerno’s teaching and research interests include the novel and the short story (historical fiction, fabulist and speculative fiction), and creative nonfiction (personal essay, and literary journalism and criticism). Her current project, The Butcher’s Daughter, is a historical novel about Italian immigrants in Depression-era New York, and was a finalist for the 2011 James Jones First Novel Award.