Mark Meritt, Professor of Rhetoric and Language, holds a B.A.
in English from Cornell University, an M. A. in English from the UC
Santa Barbara, and a Ph. D. in English from the University of
Oregon. The emphasis of his literary scholarship has been early
nineteenth-century British poetry and prose, and his work has
appeared in the journals Studies in Romanticism and European
Romantic Review,among others. His current interests include the
role of reading in college composition pedagogy, and the relevance
and uses of historically remote texts in the twenty-first century
classroom. Mark also coordinates the "Scholars Connect" program for University
Scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences.