Lilace Guignard

Part-time Professor of Creative Writing
English and Modern Languages

Lilace Guignard

Contact Info


Phone: (570) 662-4579

208D Belknap Hall
Mansfield University Campus

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 9-10 am and by appointment.

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Lilace Mellin Guignard has been an instructor in the Creative Writing program since 2014, teaching ppoetry and creative nonfiction. She is currently writing a book of autobiographical scholarship on women, America, and the great outdoors for Texas A&M Press. Young at the Time of Letting Go won the Helen Kay Poetry Chapbook prize from Evening Street Press and was published in 2016.

She has also been an instructor in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program since 2011, teaching Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Leading Outdoor Recreation Trips, and Rock Climbing. She enjoys climbing, backpacking, kayaking, biking, hiking, hanging out beside a stream, and educating outdoor leaders. She takes her fun seriously.

Lilace works to promote and develop environmental academic programs at the University. As Director of the Institute of Science & the Environment at Mansfield University, she  coordinates speakers and films on a broad range of environment and land-use topics which are available to students and the community free of charge. 

She was a founding member of the Outdoor Academy of the Southern Appalachians, a residential school for tenth graders, where she taught Literature of the Land as well as Environmental Seminar. She has also taught at the University of California, Irvine; Warren Wilson College; Western Carolina University; and the University of Nevada, Reno. In her free time, she raises two children, helps run the Mansfield Growers Market, and writes.

Educational Background

B.A. Warren Wilson College;

M.F.A. University of California, Irvine;

M.A. University of Nevada, Reno

University Services, Committees & Activities

Environmental Studies Steering Committee, co-chair

Women's Studies Steering Committee

Retention Task Force

Honors Council



Partnerships & Affiliations

Mill Cove, Inc. Board of Directors

Tioga County Partnership for Community Health--Ag/Env Task Force

Step Outdoors

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


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