Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus,
English: Creative Writing, Essay Coaching,
Miscellaneous: Computer Science
A National Merit Scholar, Eugene earned a B.S. in Physics from Trinity University. For grad school, he attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop—the nation’s premier graduate fiction writing program—where he was awarded a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. After completing his M.F.A., he stayed on as an adjunct assistant professor and created the University of Iowa’s first undergraduate course in science fiction writing, which is still offered to this day.
Eugene is an award-winning author of science fiction with work translated into multiple languages and developed for television by Amazon Studios. He’s a frequent invited speaker and workshop leader at literary conferences around the country.
As an educator, Eugene believes in figuring out how to make things make sense for the individual student, whether that means narrativizing the motion of electrons or building a physical model for an abstract mathematical concept.
When he isn’t teaching or writing, he enjoys reading graphic novels, solving combinatorics problems, playing Tetris 99, and watching NBA basketball.