Eric Tucker

Instructor of Journalism and English, and Editor of Plainsongs
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Eric Tucker writes stuff. He also edits stuff. That’s why he teaches courses on writing and editing.


  • MFA Creative Writing: Fiction (University of Nebraska—Omaha, 2015)
  • MA Journalism (University of Oregon, 2010)
  • BA Rhetoric (University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, 2002)


  • Instructor of Journalism and English, Hastings College (2012–present)
  • Instructor of English, Western Illinois University (2011–2012)
  • Instructor of English, University of Illinois—Springfield (2012)

Courses Taught at Hastings College

JRN 100: News Writing Fundamentals

ENG 100: Composition

INT 101/103: Interdisciplinary Freshman Seminar
            Putting Food into Words (2014–2015)
            From Script to Screen (2015–2016)

JRN 130: Writing the Short Dramatic Film

ENG 235: Basics of Copy Editing and Publishing

ENG 384: Creative Writing—Fiction

JRN 331: Advanced Editing and Specialty Writing