Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Peggy O'Neill

Professor of Writing
Associate Dean of the Humanities and Core Loyola College

Peggy O'Neill


Humanities 236F
Loyola University Maryland
(410) 617-2402 poneill1@loyola.edu



University of Louisville, PhD (English, Composition and rhetoric)
University of Maryland College Park, MA (English)
University of Maryland Baltimore County, BA (English)
Towson University (Secondary certification English education)


WR100D (including Messina sections)
WR220 Art of Rhetoric
WR311 Style
WR320 Art of the Argument
WR323 Writing Center Theory & Practice
WR325 Rhetoric of Professional Writing
WR350 Art of Prose: Rachel Carson
WR400 Senior Seminar


Moore, Cindy, Peggy O’Neill and Angela Crow. “Assessing for Learning in an Age of Comparability: Remembering the Importance of Context.” Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessment. Eds. Sharer, Wendy et al. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2016. Print.

O'Neill, Peggy. “Threshold Concepts at the Crossroads: Writing Instruction and Assessment,” Naming What We Know, Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Utah State University Press, 2015. 157-170. Print. (Invited).

O'Neill, Peggy. “Reframing Reliability in College Writing Assessment.” Journal of Writing Assessment 4 (2011). Online.

Adler-Kassner, Linda and Peggy O’Neill. Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2010. Print.

O'Neill, Peggy, Cindy Moore, and Brian Huot. A Guide to College Writing Assessment. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2009. Print.

See my cv for more details about my publications and service.

Christa Constantine

Christa Constantine

Christa's interdisciplinary major and extra-curricular involvement at Loyola prepared her for a management role at a marketing agency

Writing, Communication