Marisa Milanese

Interim Associate Director
Senior Lecturer (Master Level)


100 Bay State Road, Room 333
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2002 M.A. San Francisco State University (English)
1993 B.A. Stanford University (English)


Marisa Milanese joined the Writing Program faculty in 2005 and has taught seminars on global documentary film, literary journalism, education theory, and college culture. Her interests in transfer theory, civic engagement, and pedagogical innovation helped to shape “Public Writing,” the Writing Program’s first upper-division seminar, which she co-designed. This year, she will serve again as the Program’s Interim Associate Director and will teach its two-semester pedagogy training course for graduate students. A former journalist, she has written on undergraduate education for The Chronicle of Higher Education and Cognoscenti and on a range of topics for publications including the Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Stanford, Travel and Leisure, Elle, and the San Jose Mercury News. In 2012, she was awarded Boston University’s Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence.

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