Michele Bigley
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Undergraduate Education
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 208
  • Office Hours By appointment only via Zoom. Please email for an appointment.
  • Mail Stop Stevenson College
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Writing

Biography, Education and Training

Michele Bigley is the two time Lowell Thomas award-winning author of over forty travel books, including Fodor's Hawaii, and Backroads and Byways of Northern California. She regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Times, Afar, Via, Catamaran, Utne Reader, Kia Ora, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Rand McNally, and many more.  

Honors, Awards and Grants

Lowell Thomas award for travel writing 2016, 2018

Selected Publications

Backroads and Byways of Northern California (Countryman Press, 2010)

Backroads and Byways of Hawaii (Countryman Press, 2012)

Northern California: An Explorer's Guide (Countryman Press, 2008, 2011)


Teaching Interests

Place-based writing, Rhetoric, Social Justice literature and writing, journalism