Dino Enrique Piacentini

Lecturer of English


Dino Enrique Piacentini’s stories and nonfiction have been published in The Massachusetts Review, The Globe & Mail, and Confrontation,  among other venues. A native Californian, he earned his undergraduate degree in Art from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where he was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/M.D. Anderson Foundation Fellow. In the interim between these two degrees, he worked for twenty years as an arts professional at various museums and galleries in San Francisco, as well as an independent consultant to a wide range of nonprofit organizations. In recent years, he has been Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Arts Literature and Fine Arts, has taught at the University of Houston and at Inprint Houston, and has been a speaker or panelist at AWP, the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference, and the Boldface Emerging Writer’s Conference. Currently, he is at work on a novel.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Creative Writing


  • B.A., Occidental College, Art History & the Visual Arts
  • M.F.A., University of Houston, Creative Writing


  • Eng 204: Intermediate Prose Narrative
  • BTW 250: Principles of Business Communication

Office Hours

  • Mon 11:00-12:30
  • Weds 11:00-12:30

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