Ashley Mag Gabbert

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Lifelong Learning: Graduate Liberal Studies and Dispute Resolution

Ashley Mag Gabbert


Ph.D., Texas Tech University


3101 University Blvd., Suite 234
Dallas, 75205
Box 253



Dr. Mag Gabbert has a Ph.D. in English, with a focus in creative writing, from Texas Tech University, an MFA in creative writing from The University of California at Riverside, and a BA in English from Trinity University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Honors in English. Her debut full-length poetry collection, SEX DEPRESSION ANIMALS, won the 2021 Charles B. Wheeler Prize in Poetry from Ohio State University and its affiliated national literary magazine, The Journal, and it will be published in February of 2023 by Mad Creek Books, an imprint of Ohio State University Press. Dr. Gabbert is also the author of the chapbook Minml Poems (Cooper Dillon Books, 2020), and her poems and nonfiction essays can be found in over fifty nationally and internationally recognized magazines and journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review Daily, The Missouri Review, The Hopkins Review, The Massachusetts Review, Waxwing, Pleiades, 32 Poems, and Birmingham Poetry Review. In 2019, Dr. Gabbert was awarded the inaugural Rossetti Broadside Prize from American Literary Review for her poem “America,” and in 2021 she received a 92Y Discovery Award from the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center. She’s received fellowship awards from The Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, and Poetry at Round Top, and her work has been nominated for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets. Prior to joining the faculty at Southern Methodist University, Dr. Gabbert taught courses in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at Texas Tech University, and she previously served as an editor for The Trinity Review, The Coachella Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Underblong Journal. For more information, please visit