Dr. Joseph Zeppetello
Senior Professional Lecturer
Dr. Zeppetello teaches fiction and nonfiction writing, writing theory, and literature. While he enjoys teaching advanced workshop, he is also pleased to teach first-year writing. He has published three novels and various short stories, and has also published an academic book, several articles, and reviewed numerous textbooks for the teaching of writing and rhetoric. He hopes that students in his classes are simultaneously introduced to the discipline of writing as well as the art. His writing interests range from academic essays to novels, to short stories, and he has a keen interest in photography, where he has had several photographs in juried exhibitions. Dr. Zeppetello is presently working on another novel and a collection of short stories.
DA, University at Albany
MA, University at Albany
BA, Oswego State University
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Writing pedagogy and curriculum development, visual rhetoric, modern rhetoric
July 2020, Intimate Disconnect, All Things That Matter Press.
October 2019 These Truths, a Novel, All Things That Matter Press.
Fall 2014, Editor, Ramblings: poetry and prose from the Hudson Valley Writers Workshop.
Fall 2013, Editor, Renderings: poetry and prose from the Hudson Valley Writers Workshop.
December 2012, “The Train to Viareggio, an Ode,” The Original VanGogh’s Ear. Web and ebook.
November 2010, Daring to Eat a Peach: a Novel, Atticus Books, MD.
March 2010, “The Sacrament,” Atticus Books online.
April 2010, “Richard,” and “Radios and Rockets,” Atticus Books, online.
February 2007, “Fishing Trip,” Copper Nickel, #7
Summer 2012, “Making Learning Work: Three Strategies for Introducing Composition Theory to Undergraduates.” Kansas English 95:1. Kansas Association of Teachers of English. 108-128 (Co-authored with Angela Laflen and Joshua Kotzin).
Fall 2011, “Accidentally Online: Working with Hybrid Classes.” Proceedings and Addresses of the Faculty Resource Network: Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium. NYU.EDU.
June 2006, “(Mis) Conceptions: Pedagogical Labor and Learning Enhancement Programs,” Labor, Writing Technologies, and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy. Takayoshi and Sullivan, Eds. Hampton Press.
January 2005, Reviewed Reviewing Basic Grammar, 6th edition, Yarber and Yarber, Pearson, Longman.
“Margaret Drabble,” Modern British Women Writers, an A-Z Guide. Janik and Janik, Eds. Greenwood Press: CT. 2002.
March 2019, College English Association Conference, “Revisiting Revision, teaching revision in an advanced workshop,” New Orleans, LA.
March 2016, Conference on College Composition and Communication, “Workshopping and Tutoring a large Portfolio Class,” Portland, OR.
June 7, 2012, Edith Wharton in Florence, 2012, Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society. “Lily Bart and Undine Spragg: Sister Outsiders,” Florence, Italy.
November 19, 2011, NYU Faculty Resource Network, “Accidentally Online: Working with Hybrid Classes.” San Juan, Puerto Rico.
February 7, 2011, Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Read a shortened version of Chapter 12 of my novel, Daring to Eat a Peach. Washington, D.C
April 20, 2010, “First-Year Writing Remix: New Tunes from an Old Song,” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY.
September 10 - 11, 2009, Invitational Symposium from McGraw-Hill on Freshman Composition, Phoenix, AZ.
April 3, 2008, Conference on College Composition and Communication part of a panel entitled, Imagining Realities: Teaching Composition Theory to Undergraduates. My presentation was “Who’s Talking? Whose Reality?” with Dr. Angela Laflen and Dr. Joshua Kotzin. New Orleans, LA.