In September, Ray Dademo, an English major and alum (FCLC’07), will begin a tenure-track position at Monmouth University, where he has taught composition as an adjunct for several years. In 2012, Ray completed his MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) at Columba University with a concentration on the principles of Composition and Rhetoric, one of his academic interests.
Recently, at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference Ray presented “Progressive Pedagogy: Long-term Academic Competence from the Composition Class.” An article Ray did for the CEA Critic entitled “Narrating the Moviegoing Experience: Reframing Film for First Year Composition,” led to a presentation with the same name at the College English Association meeting. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/678900
Ray has also taught composition at Montclair State University and Rutgers University and plans to pursue a Ph.D.