Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Faculty and Staff

Sandra Sterner
Senior Lecturer

Hometown : Washington DC
Joined Chatham : 1975

Academic Areas of Interest

Creative Writing, English, Film and Cultural Studies

Personal Areas of Interest

Wild Food and Mushroom hunting, knitting, quilting, gardening,cooking, living history reenactment, frontier history and revolutionary dress.


Sandy Sterner has planted organic gardens from Washington D.C to rural Pennsylvania and currently harvests her raspberries and grapes in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. She can spin dog hair into mittens but hasn’t yet made much progress with oat straw. Maybe she’s entered the wrong fairy tale.