Ms. Tracy Townsend | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Ms. Tracy Townsend

English Faculty


Tracy Townsend was educated at DePauw University, the National University of Ireland (Galway), and DePaul University, the first and the last being a source of constant confusion when proofreading her credentials. She has taught at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy since 2004, delivering classes in classical rhetoric, creative writing, foundational British literature, modern theater, science fiction and fantasy, and other topics. She is also a novelist, with an ongoing trilogy published by Pyr Sf; a columnist with the feminist science fiction magazine Luna Station Quarterly; co-host of The Functional Nerds podcast; an instructor with the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers; and a frequent panelist and lecturer at science fiction and fantasy conventions and writing workshops.


Office: A115C
Phone: x5954