Megan O'Neill

Megan O'Neill

Associate Professor of English

One thing I know for sure: every passing moment is a moment in which we can see what really is, without attaching anything to it or taking anything away from it. I've been at Stetson for almost 20 years and another thing I know for sure is that this place is rich with good people, who want to help, enrich, empower and reinforce each other.

  • 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

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Course Sampling

  • JSEM Star Trek and American Ethics
  • College Writing
  • Write For Your Life
  • Grammar and Rhetoric
  • Exploring Writing Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Writing program administration and assessment
  • Student writing and research skill acquisition
  • Longitudinal study of Stetson's writing program
  • Pedagogy and composition
  • Grammar and Linguistics
  • Star Trek
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Biography

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. O'Neill also supports the English major by offering courses in grammar, rhetoric and writing studies. 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.

Research

  • Writing program administration and assessment
  • Student skill acquisition
  • Longitudinal study of Stetson's writing program
  • Writing and critical thinking, research, and evaluative literacy

Publications

  • "Writing and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Using Assessment Evidence to Create a Model for Institutional Change" New Directions for Teaching and Learning 2018, Issue 154.
  • "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.