Carnegie Mellon University

Derek Handley

Derek Handley

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I received my B.A. in English Arts from Hampton University and my M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. At CMU, my research interests revolve around African American rhetoric, rhetoric of place, and narrative theory. My research interests are rooted in making a difference in my community and discovering ways to translate theory into practice.