Meg Petersen

Meg PetersenMeg Petersen
Professor of English
Director, Plymouth Writing Project
Graduate Program Coordinator for English Education

Phone: (603) 535-2684


Meg Petersen joined the Plymouth State University faculty in 1996. She teaches courses in composition, creative writing, women writers, English teaching, teaching writing, Latin American and Caribbean literature, and various graduate-level summer writing workshops for teachers. She supervises student teachers in English at the secondary and middle school levels, serves on the University Council of Teacher Education, and is an academic advisor. In 2001, Petersen founded the Plymouth Writing Project, New Hampshire’s site of the National Writing Project, and taught the first invitational summer institute for writing teachers in the summer of 2002. She is the founding editor of the Plymouth Writers Group and the High School Voices project.

Petersen has written many essays, pieces of short fiction, and two books of poetry. Her work has appeared in journals such as English Journal, Journal of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, and Garden Lane.

Degrees and Education
  • PhD, Literacy and Schooling, University of New Hampshire
  • BA, Franklin Pierce College

Research Interests
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Teaching of writing
  • Teachers as writers

Awards and Distinctions
  • Distinguished Graduate Teacher Award, Plymouth State University, 2006
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Plymouth State College, 2000
  • New England Poet of the Year, New England Association of Teachers of English, 1997

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