Dr. Maria Conti Maravillas
I am an Assistant Professor of English and the Writing Center Director at The University of Southern Mississippi. My experience and specialties are in writing centers, writing program administration, summer bridge programs, and composition theory and pedagogies. As an administrator, researcher, and teacher, I examine what kinds of writing support best fosters “student success.”
My most current research project examines student transitional experiences to higher education in summer bridge programs and the deficit discourse embedded in these programs. This research seeks to develop a more inclusive university space for all students. My work has been published in Composition Forum and Community Literacy Journal. Visit https://contimaravillas.weebly.com/ for more information.
- Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (PHD) - University of Arizona (2019)
- Literature and Writing (MA) - Kent State University (2014)
- English with minors in Creative Writing and Professional Writing (BA) - Walsh University (2012)
English 101: Composition I
English 102: Composition II