Jean S. Filetti, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Office:  McMurran Hall, 205A
Phone:  (757) 594-7954

B.S., Secondary Education (English), Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.A., English, University of Toledo
Ph.D., English, University of Toledo

PK-12 Teaching Experience:
7-12 English

Research Interests:
  • American Literary Realism
  • Mentoring
  • Composition
  • Professional Writing

Recent Publications:
  • “Implementing Program Change: The Importance of Tying Learning Objectives to Program Change.” International Journal of Educational Organization Leadership.  Co-authored with Mary Wright. (Forthcoming in 2013)
  • “Jewish Assimilation:  Education Gatekeeping in the Short Fiction of Anzia Yezierska and Myra Kelly.”  Studies in American Jewish Literature.  (Accepted)
  • “‘Every Woman Can[not] be Won’: Feminist Independence in Cahan's The Rise of David Levinsky.”  The Explicator 70.4 (2012): 331-334.
  • “One More Reason to Connect Student Writing to the Real World,” Virginia English Bulletin 61.2 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012): 12-19.
  • “Mentoring Probationary Faculty.” Academic Leader 27.12 (2011): 4-8.
  • “Grades and Ranking: When Tenure Affects Assessment.” Practical Assessment 15 (2010): 1-6. Co-authored with Mary Wright.
  • “The Virginia Humanities Conference Then and Now: The Perspectives of Three Past Presidents.” Published by the Virginia Humanities Conference ( in 2010.  Co-authored with Peggie Barker and Susan Blair-Green.
  • “Assessing Service in Faculty Reviews:  Mentoring Faculty and Developing Transparency.”  Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 17.4 (2009): 343-352.
  • “Assessing Service:  Developing Transparency in Annual Reviews.”  The Department Chair 18.4 (Spring 2008):  20-22.
Jean Filetti