Associate Director of First Year Writing Assessment and Administration @ UMN

Dr. Jacqueline Schiappa (pronounced shee-opp-uh) holds a PhD in Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication from the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the Associate Director of First Year Writing Assessment and Administration at the UMN.

Dr. Schiappa has taught at the university level for 12 years, including 10 years of experience teaching first-year writing. From 2016-2018 she served as the Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at Macalester College where she led assessment projects to support Writing Across the Curriculum, including Faculty Learning Communities, curricular maps, departmental assessments and reviews, and created Macalester’s Digital Storytelling website. As a visiting assistant professor at Augsburg, she created the college’s Writing Across the Curriculum website. Jacqueline has regularly taught academic writing courses for multilingual and/or international students and first generation students.  She is passionate about supporting digital literacies in the first-year writing curriculum and building instructor capacity towards that goal.  Jacqueline’s research and teaching remain centered by a commitment to honoring difference and collective access, a belief in the possibilities of change and in the critical importance of teamwork.