Faculty and Administration
Professor of English & Director of Composition
Office: 3375 - Coleman Hall
Daiva Markelis received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric. Her dissertation deals with the literacy habits and oral traditions of Lithuanian immigrants; chapters have been published in the journals Written Communication and Lituanus and in the edited volumes Ethnolinguistic Chicago and Letters across Borders. Her master’s degree is from the Program for Writers, also at UIC. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Writing on the Edge, Women and Language,The Chicago Reader, Mattoid, and The Fourth River. Her short stories have been published in The Cream City Review and Other Voices. She teaches courses in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and myth and culture.