Meagan Rodgers Associate Professor of English, Writing Center Coordinator
In my former life, I was an accountant for one of those firms that you see sponsoring major golf tournaments. I hung in there for three years, ultimately leaving to pursue a career in teaching. As a student in the MA in Composition program at the University of Akron, I got paid to teach introductory writing to first year college students. That was 10 years ago, and I've loved every challenge and success since. I am committed to a life and a career as a teacher of college writing.
During my PhD studies at the University of New Hampshire, I had the great joy to work with professors who were great teachers and great scholars. I focus my own teaching and research on making the classroom as pedagogically engaging and challenging as possible.
At USAO, I teach courses in composition, rhetoric, creative nonfiction, literature, and race. I also direct the university's Writing Center. I advise the USAO Lit Club, The Accent (undergraduate arts & literature journal), and sit on several university committees.
Note: I am off campus during Summer 2015
- Ph.D, English - Composition Studies, University of New Hampshire, 2009
- MA, English - Composition, University of Akron, 2002
- BS, Business Administration (Accounting), Ohio State University, 1996
"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe." -Neil Gaiman