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Instructor in English

Angela Pettitt enjoys a day on campus

Angela Pettitt is an instructor of English, teaching all levels of composition as well as American Studies 105. Her courses often draw from media, literature, pop culture, and history to help students examine and write about the social construction of ideology in the U.S. She also serves as director of the Learning Center and as a campus representative to the University Faculty Senate.

Before joining the faculty at Penn State, Angela spent eight years as an instructor in English, American Studies, and journalism at her undergraduate alma mater, Youngstown State University. She has also worked with the Upward Bound program, teaching college-prep essay writing to inner-city high school students, and she spent four years as a copy editor at the Tribune Chronicle in Warren, Ohio.

Angela's research interests vary widely and include addressing the needs of under-prepared and non-traditional students, as well as examining race, gender, and class construction in media and pop culture.

When not engaged in academic pursuits, Angela enjoys reading (everything from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling), traveling (everywhere from Pymatuning to Rome), and spending time with her family.

  • M.A. in American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A. in Journalism, Youngstown State University

  • E-mail: alp21@psu.edu
  • Phone: (724) 983-2911
  • Office:  Learning Center