Dr. Melissa Mentzer

Associate Professor & Chair


Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-08

Phone: 860.832.2742

Email: mentzer@ccsu.edu


  • Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1989.
    American Literature Before 1900, Women Writers, Ethnic and Minority Literature
  • M.A. University of Oregon
  • B.A. College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    Major: English. Minor: History

Classes Frequently Taught

Research Interests

  • Work in Progress: a Biography of Frances E.W. Harper

  • Emily Dickinson

  • Women Writers

  • Native American and African American Literature