Jason R Depolo

Associate Professor

Jason R Depolo
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building A-425
Ph.D.English / Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MAEnglish / North Carolina A&T State University
B.A.English / Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Dr. DePolo is Chairperson of the Department of English. He is also Chair of the University’s General Education Council and Writing Program Administrator for the English Department. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociolinguistics, Rhetoric, Composition Studies, Literacy Studies, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Research Interests

My primary research interests include Assessment, African American Rhetorics, Cross-sector/Institutional Vertical Writing Alignment, and Critical Discourse Analysis. I have secondary research interests in Writing Across the Curriculum and Second Language Writing/Acquisition.

Recent Publications

  • Jason DePolo (2017). (Second Language Writing and Bidialectalism: A Case for African American Student Writers). In Gavin Yu, (9) 10, pp. 20. English Language Teaching.
  • Jason DePolo (2016). (The Writing Portfolio as Exit Evaluation: A Brief Argument Against Anti-Pluralistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning). In Michael King, (2) 3, International Journal of Language and Linguistics.
  • Jason DePolo, Nancy Gardner (2016). (You Can’t Get There From Here: Cross-Sector Collaboration and the Common Core State Standards). In Andrew Hollinger and Colin Charlton, (2) 1, Crosspol: A Journal of Transitions for HS and College Writing Teachers.