Melissa R. Weintraub
Corvallis, Oregon
Phone: (541)758-1621


Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
MA in English: composition and rhetoric; literature and culture minor
June 2007
- Thesis:
The Oregon State University Writing Center: History and Context

Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA
Master of Social Work
May 1991

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
BA in Psychology and Anthropology
May 1987
Krawiec Scholar Award for Psychology
Phi Beta Kappa (Junior year)
Periclean—Skidmore Honor Society
Psi Chi—National Psychology Honor Society


January 2004 - June 2005
Writing Instructor
Linn-Benton Community College, English Department
Albany, Oregon
Taught English Composition (WR 121), Technical Writing (WR227), and Introduction to College Writing (WR 115). Worked with students on rough and final drafts of essays, including research papers. Designed and implemented lesson plans. Reviewed grammar, punctuation, and mechanics as needed. Emphasized writing process and analysis of students’ own processes, audience, and peer review.

April 2000 - December 2004
Writing Desk Assistant
Linn-Benton Community College Writing Desk
Albany, Oregon

Assisted individual students with all aspects of writing on a walk-in basis; explained grammatical and mechanical concepts; visited classrooms to explain the Writing Desk’s purpose. Maintained a supportive atmosphere; provided feedback.

Fall 2002, Spring 2003
Writing Assistant
Oregon State University Writing Center
Corvallis, Oregon

Assisted individual students with all aspects of writing in scheduled and walk-in sessions; explained grammatical and mechanical concepts; provided feedback and suggestions; maintained a supportive atmosphere.

January 1997 - June 2000 Various retail jobs

May 1995 - December 1995
Social Worker (LCSW, ACSW)
Behavioral Health Department, The Corvallis Clinic
Corvallis, OR
Evaluated and diagnosed mental health issues in adolescents and adults; practiced individual, couples, and family short-term therapy; consulted with Primary Care Physician or others, if indicated.

September 1991 - April, 1995
Mental Health Specialist I and Mental Health Specialist II
Benton County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, Benton County Health Department
Corvallis, OR
Evaluated, diagnosed, and treated mandated and voluntary individuals; developed individual treatment plans; ran support, education, and therapy groups; consulted with referral sources.


- The Oregon State University Writing Center: History and Context (unpublished thesis), OSU Library call number LD4330 2007 .W44
- “The Use of Social Work Skills in a Writing Center.” The Writing Lab Newsletter, January 2005, Volume 29.5
- “Morning Support Group: The Use of a Tri-Weekly Support Group in Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment,”
Social Work, January 1995

- “Buffy’s Episode ‘Once More, With Feeling’ a Mover,” December, 2002, Vague It Up,,php
- Interview with Linda Crew re: Brides of Eden,
Sunday Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat Herald, January 21, 2001
- “'Sunshine’ Worth the Length,”
Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer and Albany Democrat Herald Entertainer, September 1-8, 2000, 17.
- “Flexibility in Portland: Imagining ‘Imago,’”
Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer and Albany Democrat Herald Entertainer, June 16-30, 17.

"The Waves Wash Over" (revision) Oregon Coast: Visions and Perspective (exhibition), La Sells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon, November-December 2005
“Breach.” The Eloquent Umbrella, Spring, 2003
- “Breach.”
Prism, Spring, 2003
- “A Change of Season (Trump Card),”
The Eloquent Umbrella, Spring, 2001
- “Peacock,"
The Eloquent Umbrella, Spring, 2000
- “Peacock,”
Mistry Guild, September 1999
- “Ambiguity” and “Scars,”
Mistry Guild, May 1999
- “The Waves Wash Over,”
The Eloquent Umbrella, Spring, 1998
- “Lincoln’s Bedroom,”
Talus & Scree, April 1998

The Daily Barometer:
- “New Campus Policies to Infringe Upon Campus Lives,” May 29, 1998
- “Oregon State Librarian Honored With Award,” April, 1998
- “OSU Celebrates Disabilities Awareness,” April 13, 1998
- “December Date Expected for Library Completion,” April 9, 1998
- “Disabled Student Finding His Way,” March 20, 1998
- “Women’s Center Coordinator Says Strong Ties Make for Safer Community,” March 6, 1998
- “Working: Holding Down a Job Means Long Hours for Students: A Two-Part Story” February 12 & 13, 1998
- “Ecologist Shares Ideas on Language,” February 9, 1998
- “OSU Telecommunications Provides Low Cost Pagers to Students,” February 5, 1998


Teaching Writing:
- WR 593 The Rhetorical Tradition and the Teaching of Writing
- ENG 506 Independent Study: Graduate Teaching Assistant for English 105, Introduction to Literature—Drama (with Jennifer Cornell, MFA)
- WR 512 Current Composition Theory
- ENG 588 Literature and Pedagogy
- WR 506 Independent Study: Writing Center Assistant (x2)
- WR 411 The Teaching of Writing

Writing Skills:
- WR 227 Technical Writing (LBCC)
- WR 228 Advanced Technical Communications (LBCC)
- WR 214 Writing in Business
- WR 548 Magazine Article Writing
- WR 549 Critical Reviewing
- WR 514 Advertising & Public Relations Writing

Creative Writing:
- WR 516 Advanced Composition
- WR 441 Advanced Poetry Writing
- WR 541 Advanced Poetry Writing
- WR 341 Short Story Writing (x2)
- WR 424 Advanced Fiction Writing (x2)


- Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
- CIBA (Corvallis Independent Business Alliance)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
Editorial Freelancers Association

- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- The National Scholars Honor Society
- Sigma Kappa Delta (National English Honor Society)
- Phi Beta Kappa