Dan Melzer is the Associate Director of First-Year Composition. His research interests include writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, and response and assessment. His articles have appeared in College Composition and Communication, Writing Program Administration, Kairos, The WAC Journal, and other publications. He has published the books Assignments Across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing and Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing WAC Programs, coauthored with Michelle Cox and Jeffrey Galin. He is coauthor with John Bean of the third edition of Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom.
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Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Florida State University
M.A. in English, Colorado State University
B.A. in English, University of Florida
2021 Association for Writing Across the Curriculum/WAC Clearinghouse Best Authored Book Award for Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing Writing Across the Curriculum Programs
Association for Writing Across the Curriculum Distinguished Fellow Award, 2021. Given to scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field of Writing Across the Curriculum in a career that spans at least ten years.
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (2021), coauthored with John Bean, Jossey Bass.
Sustainable WAC: A Whole-Systems Approach to Launching and Developing Writing Across the Curriculum Programs (2018), coauthored with Michelle Cox and Jeffery Galin, NCTE.
Assignments Across the Curriculum (2014), Utah State University Press.
Exploring College Writing: Reading, Writing, and Researching Across the Curriculum (2012), Equinox.
Everything's a Text (2011), coauthored with Deborah Coxwell Teague, Pearson.