Nicholas H. Vagnoni

Associate Teaching Professor


Office: AC1 389A

Phone: 305-919-5857


Nick Vagnoni earned his BA in Humanities from New College of Florida and his MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. He currently teaches Writing and Rhetoric I and II, Advanced Writing and Research, and Rhetoric of Food. He also frequently serves as a mentor for graduate teaching assistants, and has helped develop his program's hybrid Writing and Rhetoric courses. While at FIU, he has also served as a creative writing instructor, a graduate consultant in the Center for Excellence in Writing, and a fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Nick also works with the non-profit organization Exchange for Change, where he teaches creative writing classes in South Florida prisons. He's originally from Key West.

Research Areas

  • Community writing
  • First-year composition
  • Contemplative teaching practices
  • Creative writing