Dr. Melody Denny

Melody Denny

Assistant Professor of English

Melody Denny earned her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at Oklahoma State University in 2014. She received both her MA and BA (English) from Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK). Her research interests include writing centers, discourse analysis, writing across the curriculum, providing feedback on student writing, genre theory, and food discourse.

Dr. Denny has experience teaching first-year composition (to both native and non-native speakers), advanced composition, grammar and usage, professional writing, writing center consultant training and graduate-level writing courses in Environmental Sciences.

When she’s not teaching or working in the Writing Center, Dr. Denny likes to hang out with her dogs, Mac and Dylan, and crochet and/or knit.

Recent Presentations

  • Border food rhetoric: Place and persuasion in culinary culture, Rhetoric Society of America, May 2014
  • Savoring food stories: Community-based knowledge through oral histories, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life National Conference, October 2012
  • Collaboration’s shifting sands: The RER and everyday discourse in the writing center, International Writing Centers Association Conference, October 2012
  • Creating community partnerships through peer tutoring, International Writing Centers Association Collaborative at College Composition and Communication Conference, March 2012
  • Writing center discourse as a site of discovery: The RER and writing center collaboration, South Central Writing Centers Association Conference, February 2012
  • Pay it forward: Sustaining university-community projects, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life National Conference, September 2011
  • Questions and the writing center frame, International Writing Centers Association Conference, November 2010

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