Melanie E Gagich (Melanie Gagich), PhD
 Title: Senior College Lecturer
 Dept: English
 Office: RT 1832
 Phone: 216-687-2563
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1832, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Multimodal Multimodal composing Digital literacy Digital rhetoric Open Access
B.S., Secondary Education: English, Slippery Rock University, 2007
M.A., American Literature, Kent State University, 2009
TEFL Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Florence, Italy, 2010
Ph.D., Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2020
Brief Bio:
Melanie Gagich has taught college writing courses since 2007 and has been teaching in Cleveland State University's First-Year Writing Program since 2012. She also currently teaches ENG 301: Writing and New Media, a course that requires students to analyze and produce new media using digital rhetoric, which is offered in the spring.

Melanie earned her PhD in Composition and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August 2020. Her dissertation, Exploring FYW Students' Emotional Responses Towards Multimodal Composing and Online Audience," earned a pass with distinction and she has two articles exploring multimodal composing and digital literacy. She is also is a co-author of the open access textbook, A Guide to Rhetoric, Genre, and Success in First-Year Writing, that is used by all instructors in the FYW Program.