Maggie A Debelius


Director of Faculty Initiatives and Teaching Professor


Department of English
General profile


+1 202-687-2998


Office hours

Spring 2017: F 11:00am-12:00pm & by appointment


Maggie Debelius is the Director of Faculty Initiatives at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and a Teaching Professor in the English Department. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and an M.A. from Georgetown. She works with departments across the university on curriculum design, writing assessment, and faculty development.

She is the co-author (with Susan Basalla) of So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia (University of Chicago, 2007 and 2014) and a frequent speaker on graduate education. In addition, she publishes work on composition pedagogy, writing assessment, and faculty development. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses on writing, pedagogy, and Victorian literature.


  • Ph.D. (2000) Princeton, English
  • M.A. (1993) Georgetown, English
  • B.A. (1988) University of Virginia, English