Dominic DelliCarpini


Dominic DelliCarpini is the Naylor Endowed Professor of Writing Studies and Dean of the Center for Community Engagement at York College of Pennsylvania, where he also served 13 years as Writing Program Administrator, five years as Chief Academic Officer, and as Academic Senate President. His articles, book chapters, and presentations focus upon writing as engaged citizenship and undergraduate research. He is also author/editor of four textbooks, and has owned two small businesses–a bakery/cafe and a retail clothing business–in his earlier days.

He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was an Edwin Earle Sparks Fellow and recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. DelliCarpini served as President and Executive Board member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, national Secretary of The Conference on College Composition and Communication, and a member of the national Committee on Undergraduate Research. Dr. DelliCarpini was named recipient of the 2017 York County Economic Alliance “Spirit of York County” Award for community service, and the 2010 Professional Service and Leadership Award by York College. He also is the founding Director of the Graham Innovation Scholars Program, an entrepreneurship program for York College students. He was appointed by Pennsylvania’s Governor Wolf to the board of PennSERVE, the Governor’s Commission on Public Service, and elected as Board Director for the York County Community Foundation, the York County Bar Foundation, the Healthy York Coalition, and various other community organizations.

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