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Megan O'Neill

Associate Professor of English

Megan O'Neill joined Stetson University's English department as director of the writing program in 1999. She teaches courses in writing, rhetoric and grammar as part of her support for the university's general education program, in addition to supporting the English major by offering a major authors course studying Romantic writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge. She has traveled the U.S. widely and is proud to have had mailing addresses in 13 states. In her infrequent spare time, she walks on the beach, watches episodes of Star Trek, caters to three spoiled housecats and dances the Argentine tango.


  • Ph.D., English language and literature, University of New Mexico, 1996
  • M.A., English rhetoric and composition, Eastern Washington University, 1992
  • B.A., English creative writing, Eastern Washington University, 1990

Course Topics

  • Ethics of Star Trek
  • College Writing
  • Stetson Writing Workshop
  • Understanding Composition and Rhetoric
  • Grammar and Linguistics

Research Interests

  • Writing program administration and assessment
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge


  • "A Force for Educational Change: Refocusing Our Community on Writing." Composition Forum Vol 30, Fall 2014. 
  • "Guide to Writing at Stetson University," 4th edition. Stetson-specific guide focusing on writing skills and basic information for all incoming students. Hayden-McNeil, publishers. 2011.
  • "Popular Culture: Perspectives for Readers and Writers," (Heinle and Heinle). Freshman composition reader and accompanying instructor's manual. 2001.

Megan O'Neill

Faculty Expert

  • General education assessment
  • Writing and writing program assessment
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Star Trek

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