Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D.
"If my years as an educator have taught me anything, it is that my students are in fact my teachers, and that I am their student. For that, I will always be grateful."
BiographyDominic DelliCarpini is the Naylor Endowed Professor of Writing Studies and Dean of the Center for Community Engagement at York College of Pennsylvania, where he also served 13 years as WPA, five years as Chief Academic Officer, and as Academic Senate President. His articles, book chapters, and presentations focus upon writing as engaged citizenship and undergraduate research. He is also author/editor of four textbooks, and has owned two small businesses--a bakery/cafe and a retail clothing business--in his earlier days.
He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was an Edwin Earle Sparks Fellow and recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. DelliCarpini served as President and Executive Board member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, national Secretary of The Conference on College Composition and Communication, and a member of the national Committee on Undergraduate Research. Dr. DelliCarpini was named recipient of the 2017 York County Economic Alliance “Spirit of York County” Award for community service, and the 2010 Professional Service and Leadership Award by York College. He also is the founding Director of the Graham Innovation Scholars Program, an entrepreneurship program for York College students. He was appointed by Pennsylvania’s Governor Wolf to the board of PennSERVE, the Governor’s Commission on Public Service, and elected as Board Director for the York County Community Foundation, the York County Bar Foundation, the Healthy York Coalition, and various other community organizations.
- B.A., English, University of Pennsylvania (1979)
- M.A., Pennsylvania State University (1990)
- Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University (1990)
- Naylor Endowed Professor of Writing Studies, York College, 2014–present
- Dean, Center for Community Engagement, York College, 2015–present
- Consultant-Evaluator, National Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2011–present
- Dean, Academic Affairs, York College, 2010–15
- Writing Program Administrator, York College,1997–2010
- Rhetorical Communication
- Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Shakespeare's Histories and Shakespeare in Performance
- Teaching and Tutoring Writing
- Advanced Composition; Writing in Professional Cultures
- Undergraduate Research
- Writing Program Administration
- The Teaching of Writing
- Civic Rhetoric and Civic Engagement
- Student Learning Assessment
- Spirit of York County Award for Community Service, 2017, York County Economic Alliance
- Commonwealth Award for Community Organization, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, 2017
- Professional Service and Leadership Award, York College Alumni Association, 2010
- Edwin Erle Sparks Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1982 and 1993
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the College of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1993
- The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies (co-edited with Jane Greer and Jenn Fishman; also authored “Institutional Support” chapter); forthcoming, Parlor Press, 2020.
- Prentice-Hall Guide for College Writers, 12th and 13th Editions (with Stephen Reid), 2016; ISBN 0-13-421657-1
- “Beyond Cosmetic Surgery: An Action Plan for Institutional Support,” with Michael Mattison, Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, Gabriel Cutrufello, and Michelle Grue,” in The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies (co-edited with Jane Greer and Jenn Fishman; also authored “Institutional Support” chapter); forthcoming, Parlor Press, 2020.
- “Community Engagement and Authentic Writing: Institutional Mission as Centripetal and/or Centrifugal Force.” 2016, in A Critical Look at Institutional Mission: A Guide for Writing Program Administrators. Parlor Press.
- “The Writing Center as Home for Undergraduate Research.” Undergraduate Research in English Studies, Laurie Grobman and Joyce Kinkead, eds. NCTE P, 2010. With Cynthia Crimmins.
- “A Higher Love: Undergraduate Research and Intellectual Affect,” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 2019
- “Workshop on Fundraising and Grantwriting for Community Work,” Conference on Community Writing, Philadelphia, 2019
- "Naming How We Know: Expanding the Methodologies of Writing Studies through Undergraduate Research," MLA Annual Conference, 2017
- "Creating Cultures of Undergraduate Research: Four Perspectives." National Council of Teachers of English, 2015
- “Recovering the “Teaching” in Teaching and Learning: Enhancing Faculty Metacognition through General Education Assessment and Reform.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2014
- Academic Senate President and Chair Academic Senate Executive Committee, 2003–05
- Chair, York College General Education Review Committee, 2006–08
- Co-Chair, Middle States Subcommittee on Leadership, Governance and Administration, 2004–06
- Chair, Subcommittee on Student Academic Engagement and Retention, 2008–2010
- Editorial Reviewer, WPA Journal, College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Parlor Press
- PennSERVE, Governor’s Commission on Community Service. Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf, 2016–present
- Board of Directors, York County Community Foundation; serve on YorkCounts Committee, 2014–present
- Board of Directors, Cultural Alliance of York County, 2014–present
- Board of Directors, York County Bar Foundation, 2016–present
- Healthy York Coalition, Leadership Council Member, 2016–present
- President, National Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2017–2019; Immediate Past President, National Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2019–2021
- Committee on Undergraduate Research, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2014–present
- Rhetoric Society of America, 2016–present
- 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)