Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

John Mansure

Adjunct Instructor
Communications, Arts & Humanities

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John Mansure has been a personal instructional/classroom assistant with Rose Tree Media School District since January 2007. He has worked at both Penncrest High School and Springton Lake Middle School. Primary responsibilities include working with Life Skills students, as well as those with various social, academic, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. John began his adjunct teaching career here at DCCC in the Fall 2007 and has taught at the Marple, Southeast Center, and Upper Darby campuses.


  • B.A. Humanities, Secondary Education English, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. English, West Chester University

Academic Biography

Courses I teach: *English 050: Developmental English *English 100: Composition I *English 112: Writing about Literature

Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament

In each of the courses I teach, my primary emphasis is to guide students into incorporating the writing process at every step of an assignment. True success can only be achieved through careful, thoughtful revision; therefore, I encourage all students to continuously revise their work by self-criticism, as well as peer review. Additionally, I believe that students are responsible for creating their own academic achievement. Students who envision themselves as successful and work diligently towards that end will, in fact, experience success. In order to develop an interpretative framework, not only must one be in class regularly, but also participate regularly. Discussion is the primary mode of instruction. Active participation and exchange of ideas on reading, writing and research are fundamental in all of my classes.

Scholarly Interests

  • 19th Century American Literature, especially Civil War era
  • Women Writers, especially African American women
  • Feminist theory