Melissa Bannister

MALL Marietta College
BA  West Virginia Wesleyan College

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(304) 428-8865


Previous ILR course taught (with Jayne Whitlow) :
Gnothi Seauton: Self and Stagecraft in Greek Tragedy

Current ILR course (being team taught with Jayne Whitlow) :
From April Love to The Eve of Destruction : An American Musical Odyssey 1958 to 1973

Melissa taught English at Parkersburg South High School from 1972 to 2007, while also serving on the WV State Writing Assessment Committee, working as project coordinator for the National Writing Project’s Wood County site and traveling across the state teaching graduate classes to teachers as part of the Center for Professional Development. From 2007 to December, 2016, she was an adjunct instructor at Ohio Valley University, where she taught classes in writing, communications, literature, literary theory, Shakespeare, and education. Now that she’s “officially” retired, Melissa continues to volunteer at the Parkersburg and Wood County Library and the Parkersburg Art Center and is an active member of the National Society of Arts and Letters.