After Nancy Craven took her graduate degree at Brown, she spent the next decade teaching ESL and English in an urban high school, and went on to design and teach online and f2f courses in composition to a global constituency at the university level. She professes the crucial juncture of secondary to post-secondary Global Business ELL instruction, especially when adapted to online teaching. Through all this, poetry has been her compass, the link or reckoning by which she knows her route. Poetry is the sensibility that informs her writing instruction to students translating meaning to the page. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The Alembic, The Bryant Literary Review, and other academic magazines.
She has taught at Roger Williams University since 2005.