• M.A., St. Mary’s University
  • B.A., Mount Holoke


  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • The Literature of Adventure
  • The Literature of Detection
  • Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature

Research Interests

  • Composition theory and practice
  • Peer led supplemental instruction of composition students
  • The American Renaissance
  • Abraham Lincoln speeches


Melissa Scully is a St. Mary’s alumna who joined the University as a Visiting Lecturer in 2000 and has since been teaching students to write more effectively in their academic, professional and personal lives. She also teaches literary analysis to her students, so they are able to engage in close readings of various literary texts as a cultural artifact and better able to understand the culture in which they live.

She is proud to teach at St. Mary’s because she believes it is a special institution with civil, intelligent and motivated students who are willing to serve the community.


Scully, Melissa. (2005). “Enhancing Training and Practice of Tutors for First-Year Composition through Combined Principles of Writing Center Theory and Supplemental Instruction in the Writing/Learning Center.” Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2005.

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