Anthony DeGenaro


Anthony DeGenaro

Instructor of English

Anthony Degenaro
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 224
Anthony Degenaro
Instructor of English:
Composition Studies
Creative Writing
Basic Writing


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.F.A., University of San Francisco
  • B.A., Otterbein University


Tony DeGenaro is an instructor in the Department of English, specializing in college writing, academic writing and creative writing. He received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Otterbein University in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco in 2014. DeGenaro completed his Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition from Wayne State University in 2021. His research centers on finding intersections between composition and creative writing instruction, basic writing pedagogy and popular culture.

Before joining University of Detroit Mercy in 2021, DeGenaro was a youth arts instructor and writer-in-residence with InsideOut Literary Arts at Communication and Media Arts High School. He is an actively publishing and performing poet, his work most recently featured in the Wayne Literary Review and was awarded the Tompkins Poetry Award in 2020 for his manuscript, "Four Winds, a Fifth Song." He also publishes pop culture and music criticism at Pop Matters

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