David Morse is a lecturer and the director of the Writing Program at the Jackson School.  Prior to joining Yale, he taught for nearly 20 years in the Writing Center at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  To Jackson graduate students, he offers individual tutorials throughout the academic year, as well as a seminar on policy writing in the fall and seminars on persuasive writing and policy-focused journalism in the spring.  The Book of Disbelieving, his first collection of stories, won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and is forthcoming from Sarabande Books in July 2023.  His writing has also garnered an O. Henry Prize and numerous Hopwood awards.  The Washington Post published his essay on the moral and political complexity of mendacity, and his first play, QUARTET, was performed by the Takács Quartet and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  


Courses Taught

GLBL 5000: Professional Public Policy Writing (Fall)