Brian Mockenhaupt (2011)
M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction
"At Goucher I found just what I had been looking for: fellow writers who were just as interested as me in geeking out on conversations about writing, and mentors who devoted themselves to helping me improve my craft. Now, each year in late July, I find myself wishing I was headed east for two weeks of residency."
Brian Mockenhaupt writes mostly about the outdoors and the military. He is a contributing editor at Outside, Reader's Digest and Esquire magazines; the nonfiction editor at the Journal of Military Experience; and a regular contributor for The Atlantic. He served two tours in Iraq as an infantryman with the Army's 10th Mountain Division. He was the recipient of a 2009 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for a series called "The Physical and Psychological Effects of War on the Brain" and the 2013 winner of the Michael Kelly Award for his story "The Living and the Dead."