Gregg Wilhelm

Gregg Wilhelm

Gregg Wilhelm


Assistant Professor

Gregg Wilhelm became Director of Creative Writing at Mason in Spring 2018. His expertise covers book publishing, arts administration, and higher education. He started his career at Johns Hopkins University Press, launched three imprints including one with a major independent bookseller, founded nonprofit literary arts organization CityLit Project, and held adjunct and leadership positions at several institutions. Prior to joining the English Department at Mason, Gregg served as Director of Marketing and Enrollment Development at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He continues to teach in the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University.

Grants and Fellowships

Recipient, Fiction, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

Recipient, Fiction, RUBYs Artist Grant, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (named in honor of Ruby Lerner, founder and director emeritus, Creative Capital)

Participant, Sewanee Writers' Conference (University of the South), DISQUIET: International Literary Program in Lisbon (Dzanc Books), First U.S. Publishers Delegation to Cuba (Publishers Weekly), Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference (Bemidji State University), and numerous annual writers' conferences including moderating panels at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference


M.F.A., Fiction, University of Tampa

M.A., Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University

Grad., Scholarship Year, Duke Divinity School

B.A., Communication, Loyola University Maryland

In the Media

Bmore Art (Creating a Literary Community)

City Paper (CityLit's 10th Anniversary)

Baltimore Magazine (Clash By Night)

Baltimore Sun (CityLit Festival)

Baltimore Sun (Loving the Printed Word / Teaching)

Publishers Weekly (Apprentice House)

Bmore Art (audio)

City Paper (CityLit Press)