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Marcie Rovan

Assistant Professor of English,
Marcie began serving as an Assistant Professor English at Wilmington College in Fall 2020. Prior to that, she had served as the Director of First Year Writing at Central Penn College in Harrisburg, PA, where she taught writing, literature, film, and mythology classes. She previously served as Assistant Director of the Duquesne University Writing Center and taught writing and literature classes part time at both Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. Marcie earned a B.A. in English from Wheeling Jesuit University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Duquesne University. She specializes in teaching composition and children’s literature, and her publications include:

Edited Collections 

Rovan, Marcie Panutsos and Melissa Wehler, editors, Lessons from Hogwarts: Essays on the Pedagogies of Harry Potter, McFarland, 2020.

Refereed Journal Articles 

Panutsos, Marcie. “The ‘Broken Mirror’: Casualties of Nation-Building in Train to Pakistan.” Impressions 5.2 (2011).

Book Chapters 

Rovan, Marcie Panutsos. “Dumbledore’s Army A Case for Peer Tutoring.” Lessons from Hogwarts: The Pedagogies of Harry Potter, edited by Marcie Panutsos Rovan and Melissa Wehler, McFarland, 2020.

Rovan, Marcie Panutsos. “What to do with Supergirl?: Fairy Tales Tropes, Female Power, and Conflicted Feminist Discourse.” Girl of Steel: Essays on Television’s Supergirl and Fourth-Wave Feminism, edited byTim Rayburn and Melissa Wehler, McFarland, 2019.

Web-Based Publications 

Rovan, Marcie Panutsos. “Learning from Our Students: Using Feedback to Improve Teaching.” CTE@CPC Blog. (Nov. 2018).

Rovan, Marcie Panutsos. “Reuse vs. Recycle: The Ethics of ‘Double-Dipping.’” CTE@CPC Blog. (Sept. 2017).


Marcie is married with two very active small children and spends most of her free time wrangling them and renovating her new Wilmington home with her husband. She enjoys baking, cooking, crocheting, and going on adventures with her family.