Leslie Salas

Instructor of Humanities and Communication
Humanities and Communication Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing, Comics, Sequential Art, Poetry, Prose, Short Stories, Novel Writing, Memoir Writing, Essay Writing, Screenwriting, Diversity, Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Speech, English Composition, Writing in Industry, Writing Across the Curriculum, Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, Vertical Development, Leadership

LESLIE SALAS has joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an Instructor of Humanities and Communication. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute. She serves as the graphic nonfiction / poetry comics editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection and has edited two books: the Other Orlandos Anthology (Burrow Press, 2017) and Condoms & Hot Tubs Don’t Mix: An Anthology of Awkward Sexcapades (Beating Windward Press, 2018).

As a high school student, Leslie Salas interned at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and participated in FIRST Robotics programs, including several years of mentoring Lego League teams. She minored in Physics as an undergraduate, where she also gained experience as an undergraduate lab assistant in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab, edited the college's Society of Women Engineers newsletter, and was instrumental in planning an annual Engineering Expo.

Leslie Salas' scholarly pedagogical research on comics, multimodality, diversity, and writing-in-the-industry has been presented at several regional and national conferences, including ones held by the College English Association and the Association for Writers and Writing Programs. She is a multimodal writer-poet-cartoonist whose work can be found in The Southeast Review, Rogue Agent, SmokeLong Quarterly, and more.


  • M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of Central Florida
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, University of South Florida

  • COM 221: Technical Report Writing
  • HU 142: Studies in Literature

COM 122 - English Composition

HU 142 - Studies in Literature

COM 221 - Technical Report Writing


CONFERENCE PLANNER / EVENT ADMINISTRATOR

  • Full Sail Writing Conference Co-Founder / Co-Organizer
  • Work-In-Progress Creative Writing Conference Co-Founder/Co-Organizer
  • Florida Writers Association Assistant to Annual Conference Faculty Chairperson
  • Space Coast Young Writers Festival
  • University of South Florida Engineering EXPO


EDITOR

Sweet: A Literary Confection, online literary magazine

  • Graphic Narrative Editor
  • Assistant Graphic Narrative Editor

Sundress Publications Best of the Net, online journal

  • Creative Nonfiction Reader


REVIEWER

Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

The Drunken Odyssey ​online

  • Buzzed Books ​column
  • Gutter Space column

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Florida Writers Association (FWA), Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ), Graduate Writers Association (GWA)

Anspaugh Science Fiction Contest Winner