Megan Swihart Jewell

Senior Instructor

Bellflower 204

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Degree: PhD, Duquesne University

Megan Jewell is Director of the Writing Resource Center, English Faculty, and Core Teaching and Research Faculty Member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She has her PhD in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Twentieth-Century American Poetics from Duquesne University.

Dr. Jewell teaches first and second-year writing, English literature, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Courses to date have focused on topics such as American working-class literature, Language and Language-oriented poetry, feminist poetics, and most recently, Rust Belt masculinity.

Selected Publications:

  • Re-Defining Roles: The Professional, Faculty, and Graduate Consultant’s Guide to Writing Centers. Eds. Megan Jewell and Joseph Cheatle. Logan UT; Utah State University Press. Print. (Forthcoming 2020).
  • “Toward a Professional Consultant’s Handbook: Researching Support and Training Methods.” With Joseph Cheatle. WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 41.3-4: 10-17. 2016.
  • “Becoming Articulate: Kathleen Fraser and The New American Poetry.” Ed. John Woznicki. The New American Poetry: 50 Years Later. Lehigh: Lehigh University Press, 2013.
  • “Taking on the Official Voice: Charles Bernstein’s Poetic Sophistry and Post-Process Writing Pedagogy.” The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. Ed. William Allegrezza. Salt Publishing, 2012.
  • “Between Poet and (Self-) Critic: Scholarly Interventionism in Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Drafts. Contemporary Women’s Writing 5.1 (2011).
  • “Sustaining Argument: Centralizing the Role of the Writing Center in Program Assessment.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 8.2 (2011).
  • With Desselle, Shane, et al. “Evolution of a Required Service-Learning Course: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future.” Journal of Pharmacy Education 12.1 (2005): 23-40.
  • “Current Bibliography.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 29 (Fall 2003): 84-118.


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