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Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D.


  • B.A., English, University of Pennsylvania (1979)
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University (1990)
  • Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University (1990)


  • National Officer (Secretary) and Executive Committee member, Conference on College Composition and Communication (2011-14)
  • Executive Committee Member, National Council of Writing Program Administrators (2005-2008)


  • First-Year Writing
  • Shakespeare's Histories and in performance
  • Advanced Composition
  • Teaching and Tutoring Writing
  • Advanced Composition; Writing in Professional Cultures

Research Interests

  • Writing Program Administration
  • The teaching of Writing
  • Civic Rhetoric and Civic Engagement
  • Student Learning Assessment
  • Early modern literature and Reformation culture/theology


  • Professional Service and Leadership Award, York College (2010)

Recent Publications

  • DelliCarpini, Dominic. Conversations, Readings for Writing. Longman, 2012.
  • DelliCarpini, Dominic. Issues: Readings in Academic Disciplines. Longman, 2010.
  • DelliCarpini, Dominic. “Remembering the Canons’ Middle Sister: Style, Memory and the Return of the Progymnasmata in the Liberal Arts Writing Major.” What We Are Becoming: Developments in Undergraduate Writing Majors. Greg Giberson and Thomas Moriarity, eds. Utah State Press 2010.
  • DelliCarpini, Dominic. “Coming Down from the Ivory Tower: Building Civic Advocacy through Town/Gown Relationships.” Going Public: The WPA as Advocate for Civic Engagement. Shirley Rose and Irwin Weiser, eds. NCTE, 2010.
  • DelliCarpini, Dominic. “The Writing Center as Home for Undergraduate Research.” Undergraduate Research in English Studies, Laurie Grobman and Joyce Kinkead, eds. Utah State P, 2010.


  • Liaison with community organizations like the York Nonprofit Management Development Center and the leadership team for the York Community Development Coordinating Group through the Center for Community engagement.
  • Member of the Neighborhood Revitalization Committee of the York College Board.