Tim Fredrick is a writer and teacher from Queens, NY. He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a MA in English Education from New York University, and a Ph.D. in English Education/Applied Linguistics from New York University.
His writing interests include literary fiction that explores relationships with family, making a family, and the longing we all have for connection. His stories have appeared in Pif Magazine, Circa, and Burningword. He is also the founding editor of Newtown Literary, a journal dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of Queens writers. He founded the Newtown Literary Alliance, a non-profit which publishes the journal, and is the President of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer.
His academic pursuits center on discourse analysis of natural occurring talk in classrooms. His dissertation was titled “Student Language Use as Agency in a High School English Classroom” and he is the recipient of the Steinhardt Fellowship and the Leaska Award for Doctoral Students. His academic writing has been published in the Teachers College Record and Changing English.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Fredrick moved to New York City in 1997 and has been living and working there since. He lives with his dog Logan in Elmhurst, Queens.