While I was at OSU, I took quite a few creative writing classes. My very favorite was taught by Tracy Daugherty. It was a small, upper level short story workshop class. I have to admit I was far from the most talented writer in the class, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and Tracy’s instruction. He created a very professional, respectful environment for young writers. I have always loved being surrounded by talented people, so Tracy’s class was a wonderful bastion of creativity in my undergraduate education.
Tracy’s wife Marjorie Sandor was also one of my professors at OSU. I was so lucky to have such wonderful professors, especially since OSU’s English department isn’t very big.