Department of English

Michelle Manning

Lecturer & English in Action CoordinatorMichelle Manning
Morton Hall 126


M.FA, Creative Writing (Fiction), UNCW
MA.T, English, UNCW
Secondary English Education Certification, UNCW
B.A., English, UNCCH

Academic Interests

Michelle Manning's fields of research and instruction include literary gerontology, technology-enhanced instruction (including distance learning), secondary teacher preparation, and academic honesty.

A core component of her teaching is providing her students with diverse applied learning opportunities, including service learning projects, field trips and outside activities to support her classroom instruction.

She is an active participant in the Cornerstone Learning Communities, linking her English courses thematically and topically more deeply explore and support partner courses in other disciplines such as gerontology, physical education, and math.

Courses Taught

English 101, College Writing and Reading I
English 102, College Writing and Reading II
English 103, College Writing and Reading (Advanced)
English 110, Introduction to Literature
English 204, Introduction to Professional Writing
English 230, Women in Literature
English 290, Themes in Literature (Special Topics: Chasing the Fountain of Youth: Aging in America and Other Cultures)
English 312, Writing for Business
English 382, Ways of Teaching Literature (online)

Major Publications

  • with Ashe, Diana. "Grade Expectations: Mapping Stakeholder Views of Online Plagiarism Detection." Journal of Effective Teaching 7.2. Sept. 2007.
  • "Building Presence and Community in the Online Class." Kairos: Praxis Wiki. 27 Feb. 2007. 27 March 2007.
  • "The Southern Voice of Lee Smith: An Annotated Bibliography." Bonner Beitrage, 1996 June, 53:2. 161-172.