Marianne Fisher Raab



Email: Marianne Raab

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Marianne is an adjunct faculty member in English teaching the first and second year composition courses, including intercultural sections. She has also taught courses in reading, writing, and grammar in the University's Intensive English Program. Before joining the University of Dayton, where she earned her Masters Degree, Marianne taught composition courses at Brenau University in Georgia.

When she is not on campus, Marianne runs a company she founded called WRITENOW, which specializes in providing support to students in writing and effectively completing essays for college admissions and scholarships, including the essay component of the college common application.

Faculty Perspective

Since I began teaching composition at UD in 2000, I have enjoyed working with freshman and sophomore students and interacting with many of them as they progress through their undergraduate years and beyond. I especially love exposing students to the many and varied resources at UD, not only those related to writing, but opportunities that are accessible throughout the community here.


  • University of Dayton, 2010, M.A., English (Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition)
  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Business, 1990, M.S.I.R. (Concentration in Human Resource Management)
  • The Ohio State University, 1985, B.A. English Literature

Selected Presentations

“The Benefits of Freshman Composition for Business Majors” Presentation at the College English Association Annual Conference (St. Petersburg, Florida. 2011)

“The Power of Personal Writing and Technology in the Composition Classroom” Presentation at the College English Association Annual Conference (San Antonio, Texas 2010)