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Lisa Farley

Lisa DiMaio

Teaching Professor of English
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5059 MacAlister Hall
Fax: 215.895.1071


  • BA, English, West Chester University, 1995
  • MEd, English Education/TESOL, Temple University, 1997
  • EdD, Education (Policy, Planning, and Administration), West Chester University, 2020

Research Interests:

Writing center interactions between peer tutors and multilingual tutees; faculty development and linguistic diversity; feedback on multilingual students' writing.


I serve as a Teaching Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy. My area of expertise is teaching English to multilingual writers. I also am a Faculty Writing Fellow in the University Writing Program where I tutor ML students, offer workshops for peer tutors, and coordinate the faculty ELL tutoring program. I have been teaching at Drexel for over 20 years.

I earned my Doctor of Education degree during the pandemic, May 2020. My dissertation, "Negotiating Difference: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Writing Center Interactions between Peer Tutors and Multilingual Tutees," explores how tutors and tutees work through differences in the tutees' writing.