Award-winning author and educator Robin Hemley will serve as Director and Polk Professor in Residence of the George Polk School of Communications at Long Island University. Hemley is a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from The Chicago Tribune and three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction. Hemley joins LIU from Yale University, where he directed the Writing Program in Singapore. He previously directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years.