Jean McGarry is the author of nine books of fiction, among them the novel The Courage of Girls (Rutgers University Press) and the short story collection Dream Date (JHU Press). Her 2006 novel, A Bad and Stupid Girl (University of Michigan Press), received the University of Michigan Fiction Prize. Her most recent book, No Harm Done, a collection of stories, was published in 2017 by Dalkey Archive Press. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Boulevard, The Southwest Review, and others. She previously served as co-chair of the department. She is a graduate of the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.