Mark Sursavage, Ph.D.
Location Rocky Mount Campus
Program/Department English, School of Humanities

Mark Sursavage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English & Director of the Writing Center

B.A., Clemson University
M.A., Belmont University
Ph.D., University of Houston


Teaching Interests

I am interested in how students’ personal experiences and area of study inform their writing practices, so in my classes, I try to find ways for students to connect these aspects of themselves to their assignments. That often means using groupwork and class discussions to help students develop their priorities within the framework of a particular assignment. My experience working with peer writing consultants as the Director of the Writing Center has led me to see the immense value that students bring to one another as well as the diverse approaches they bring to composing, so my role is often to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas that students can use to develop their writing.


How long have you been at NCWU?
Since 2023.

What's your favorite class that you teach?
Anything that includes research-based writing.

What are your research & teaching interests?
I am interested in how writing is conceptualized and taught in different academic disciplines.

What is a fun fact or an interesting hobby of yours?
I love to hike and be outdoors.