Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition
B.A. Providence College, M.A. Colorado State University, Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Dr. Mele regularly teaches in the first-year Writing Program. Currently, she is teaching Expository Writing.
She also delivers courses in the history of travel writing, the art of the travel narrative, and travelblogging. She has co-developed faculty-led study abroad courses that place travel writing at the core of students’ global experiences. In summer 2013, she will be traveling with students to Rome and in winter 2014 to Dublin. A travel writer herself, Dr. Mele takes these opportunities to gather material for her own stories and essays. Her most recent essay was published in The Gettysburg Review.
In upcoming semesters, she will be offering courses in the department’s Professional and Public Writing Minor, including WTNG 230: Rhetoric of Film with its focus on the courtroom drama, and WTNG 270: Travel Writing, in which students will work on a project about Bristol, RI, targeted for incoming students and their families.
Dr. Mele is a member of NCTE, CCCC, and Rhetoric Society of America.