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Melissa Wright

Senior Associate Director, Center for Engaged Pedagogy


Center for Engaged Pedagogy

Melissa A. Wright is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy. She earned her PhD (Comparative Literature) and MA (English) from the University at Buffalo and her BA (English and German) from Canisius College. Previously she was the Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Columbia University. At the CTL, she consulted with faculty on the assessment and evaluation of course innovations; trained graduate student fellows on assessment and evaluation methods; and provided leadership on strategic planning, program evaluation, inclusive assessment practice, and ePortfolios. While at the University at Buffalo, she also taught courses in first-year writing and served as a teaching fellow for UB’s first-year seminar. Her current scholarly work focuses on sexual violence in nineteenth century literature and the status of consent in the history of psychoanalysis. Her work is forthcoming in The Black Scholar and Penumbra: A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Modernity. You will find Dr. Wright in the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, which is 126 Milstein Center.