Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Bonnie McMeans


Professor
Communications, Arts & Humanities

Contact Information

Marple
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
610.359.5000
Room Number: 4314
Phone: (610) 359-5271

Contact Faculty

I have been an educator for more than 30 years and love what I do. I teach Developmental English, English Composition I, English Composition II, Fundamentals of Journalism I and Fundamentals of Journalism II. I am the faculty adviser for The Communitarian, our campus newspaper. I have published numerous articles for local publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Catholic Standard and Times and the South Philly Review. I have published short fiction and poetry for adults and children. Besides teaching, writing and editing, I enjoy the theater, travel and gardening. I oversee the Friends Community Garden, the first organic community garden in Havertown, Pa. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Degrees

  • Master of Journalism, Temple University
  • Master of Arts, Writing Studies, St. Joseph's University
  • Certificate, Teaching in Higher Education, Temple University
  • Fellow with Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Papers

Books

  • James Cameron (biography for middle schoolers)
  • Mysterious Encounters with Vampires (children)

Academic Biography

I graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls, then received my Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University. I earned two master's degrees, one in journalism from Temple University and the other other in writing studies from St. Joseph's University. I recently completed the "Teaching in Higher Education" certificate program at Temple University. And I am a fellow with the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project. I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Society of Professional Journalists. I am also a Safe Spaces Ally at DCCC.

Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” Galileo. "Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog." Mark Twain

Scholarly Interests

  • The adult learner; writing and publishing; the impact of digital media on print media