J. Allen Woodman, PhD

J. Allen Woodman Professor
Northern Arizona University
Creative Writing


Allen has been with NAU since 1986. He has published six books of fiction, including Saved by Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a collection of humorous stories, and The Cows Are Going to Paris, a children's picture book (selected for Doubleday and Literary Guild Book Clubs). He has published scores of short stories in magazines and anthologies, including Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Sudden Fiction Continued, Mirabella, and Story.


  • B.A., (Huntingdon College)
  • M.A., (Florida State University)
  • Ph.D. (Florida State University 1986)