Lisa Mastrangelo, Ph.D.

Lisa Mastrangelo, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Program Chairperson
Office Building: Santa Maria Hall
Floor: 1st Floor
Room: 10D
Phone: 973-290-4358

Courses taught:

  • English 107 Basic Writing
  • English 111 English Composition I
  • English 115 English Composition II
  • English 201 The Craft of Writing
  • English 225 Research Writing for Nurses
  • English 345 Independent Writing
  • English 405 The Rhetorical Tradition
  • English 605 Research Writing for Health Care Management
  • WS 200 Global Feminisms
  • WS 395 Feminist Theory

Educational Background:

Mount Holyoke College: BA English

State University of New York at Albany: MA English, PhD English (Rhetoric and Composition)


Research Interests:

Writing pedagogy, 19th century writing instruction at women’s colleges, progressive-era pedagogy



  • Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline, co-edited with Barbara L’Eplattenier, winner of the 2004-2005 Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award.
  • Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition, co-edited with Barbara L’Eplattenier, Wendy Sharer, and Alexis Ramsey.
  • Other publications have appeared in journals such as Peitho, College English, Composition Studies, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric and Public Affairs.