David Gillespie

David Gillespie
David GillespieAdjunct Professor

Contact Information

(401) 751-3433dgillespie@rwu.edu


B.A, M.A.

Dave has worked at RWU since the early 1990’s, teaching all levels of writing courses, including day, night, and online, as well as having been a Faculty Tutor at the Writing Center for more than twenty years. In class, he believes in active learning, using a variety of collaborative activities that require students to learn by doing and by teaching each other. He also stresses examples, supplying his own models to each writing assignment, because he wants to show students clear and specific essays, letters, and reports, as well as to highlight that writing is important to him. His most recent publications are a peer-reviewed article, “Grammar Jam: A Creative Editing Tactic,” in the Prompt and four books of fiction in “The Matthew Diggerson Mystery” series (Cozy Cat Press), which involves a college composition teacher turned sleuth: Rules to Die By, Planning to Die, Marked for Murder, and The Dart of Persuasion.