Melissa Donegan is has recently taught courses in nineteenth-century British literature and culture at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English at the University of Iowa. She received her B.A. in English magna cum laude at Bates College. Her dissertation was "Writing for Their Lives: British Women's Survival Narratives, 1848-1900". This year Melissa will be teaching sections of Critical Thinking and Writing as well as a section of Practical Business Rhetoric.