Gwendolyn G. DeRosa joined CCAD as an adjunct faculty member for Fall 2019 for the Department of ESL and is the ESL Program Writing Coordinator for Otterbein University. She designs online, content-based, ESL courses for students in Shanghai, China. She is also the editor of the ESL Program’s magazine, The Howl, for Otterbein University. She regularly teaches Intro to Journalism, Creative Writing, Studies in American History, Marginalized Voices in American Literature, and Sociolinguistics, as well as English as a Second Language.
Mrs. DeRosa’s graduate research was focused on using creative writing to improve students’ attitudes toward writing in English. Mrs. DeRosa presented her graduate research at the Annual Writer’s Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2015. Mrs. DeRosa has also presented at the Ohio TESOL Conference and the International TESOL Convention.
Mrs. DeRosa advises and mentors ESL students, works closely with the Writing Center, and assists with the international student orientation, placement testing, and assessment.