MTownsel

Melody Townsel

Lecturer

Contact

Email: mtownsel@smu.edu

About

Melody Townsel is veteran communicator and educator whose career comprises teaching Advanced Placement high-school writing, history and research classes; playwriting and debate workshops; freelance writing; public relations consulting; and journalism. In addition to lecturing at SMU, Melody teaches at Dallas ISD’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and consults for the National Math Science Initiative.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Political speech and rhetoric
  • Playwriting
  • Film
  • Quilting

 

Awards/Distinctions

  • 2018 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award
  • State of Texas Exemplary Teacher
  • Dallas Independent School District Distinguished Teacher
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Institute Participant, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Course Taught

  • WRTR 1313: Introduction to Critical Thinking