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  • Melissa Ianetta, Unidel Andrew B. Kirkpatrick Jr. Chair of Writing and Rhetoric

    Unidel Andrew B. Kirkpatrick Jr. Chair of Writing and Rhetoric
    Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
    023 Memorial Hall
    (302) 831-2989


    Melissa Ianetta received her BA and MA from Bridgewater State College (1995, 1998) and her PhD from Ohio State University (2002). Her research focuses in writing studies with a specialization in research methods and undergraduate research. With Lauren Fitzgerald (Yeshiva University), she is the author of The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research (Oxford University Press 2016; 2nd ed. forthcoming 2018). Her essays have appeared in journals such as College Composition and Communication, College English, PMLA and Rhetoric Review. She co-edited Writing Center Journal (2008-2013) and serves as editor of College English (2017-2022). She led the department's composition program (2005-2014) and has directed the University Writing Centers since 2005. As a teacher, she has focused on writing and pedagogy by offering undergraduate classes in first year writing and peer tutor pedagogy and graduate classes in empirical research methods and writing program administration. She is beginning a new book project on the intellectual work of peer tutors in writing and with Kelly Ritter (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) she is editing the forthcoming Landmark Essays in Writing Program Administration.









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University of Delaware
  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361