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  • Melissa Ianetta
    Director, University Writing Center
    CTAL Assessment Scholar
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    023 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-2989


    Melissa Ianetta received her B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State College and her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She teaches courses in rhetoric and writing. Her research on the history of rhetoric and writing program administration has appeared in PMLA, College English, Composition Studies, The Writing Center Journal, WPA: Writing Program Administrator, Rhetoric Review and elsewhere. With Lauren Fitzgerald (Yeshiva University), she edits The Writing Center Journal. Professor Ianetta currently serves as UD’s Director of Writing.



Research Projects 


  • The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research
    Ianetta, Melissa; Lauren Fitzgerald
    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

    ​Distinctive features

    • Includes scholarship authored by undergraduate tutor-researchers
    • Provides extensive references to and bibliographic citations of the scholarship of the field
    • Offers references to research that supports and challenges disciplinary common knowledge
    • Contains assignments designed to support discussion, writing, and inquiry
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