Deaver grew up on a farm in Cope, S.C., where he still works during the summer. He earned an interdisciplinary B.A. in East Asian Studies from Davidson College and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of South Carolina. He directed and established writing centers in South Carolina and South Dakota before arriving at UNC Asheville in 2010. When not farming and teaching writing, Deaver spends as much time as possible outside with a Boykin spaniel and a half-blood Bluetick coonhound.
Interim Senior Director of Student Success