Wayne State College

Zach Drees

David (Zach) Drees is an assistant professor of English in the Language and Literature Department at Wayne State College, teaching English courses on campus and dual credit English courses at Norfolk Catholic High School. He also works as an editor for the Wayne State College Press and a reviewer for the Nebraska Territory Review.

Before becoming an assistant professor, Drees taught as an adjunct instructor at Wayne State College and Northeast Community College in Nebraska. Prior to his work as an adjunct instructor, he worked as a teaching assistant for Wayne State College and as a graduate assistant for the Wayne State College Press. He has been teaching courses for Wayne State College since 2012.

Drees has been twice the runner-up and once the winner of the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in Writing Helen W. Kenefick Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. His work has been published in The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets, Green Mountains Review, and the Nebraska Territory Review, among others.

Drees is also affiliated with the following organizations: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Society for Technical Communication (STC), Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).

Drees’s academic interests include modern and contemporary poetry, philosophical fiction, regional awareness and cultural fluency, and writing for the workplace. His favorite authors include Yusef Komunyakaa, Margaret Atwood, and Rae Armantrout.


MFA Writing, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2016

MSE English Education, Wayne State College, 2013

B.S. English Writing, Editing and Publishing, Wayne State College, 2011