St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's University logo William Joseph Chaminade St. Mary's University, Texas



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


  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Early American Literature
  • Introduction into the Critical Study of Literature

Research Interests

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


Professor Scully is a St. Mary’s alumna who joined the University as a Visiting Lecturer in 2000 and has spent over 14 years 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 very 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. She also enjoys teaching in Smart classrooms, where she utilizes the technology filled rooms to conduct her lectures.


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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