CWPD Staff

Megan Gallagher
Megan Davidson, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

Director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature

(909) 607-9144

Kravis 101a

Megan Davidson is the Director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse (CWPD)and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. She holds a Ph.D. in English, with a specialization in early modern studies, from Claremont Graduate University where her work focused on early modern editing practice and punctuation history. In addition to her English & literature background, she has a degree and background in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and has taught English as a foreign language in China as well as in the US. As the Director of the CWPD, Megan encourages students to find and develop their own voices as writers and speakers within their various discourse communities. She believes that everyone is a writer—even if they don’t yet know it themselves. Megan encourages faculty and students interested in writing across the disciplines, anti-racism, anti-racism in writing pedagogy, self-authorship, universal course design, accessibility and equity in the teaching of writing, and writing theory and pedagogy to connect with her.

Chloe Ray
Chloe Ray (she/her/hers)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WRITING AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE


Kravis 101b

Chloe Ray is the Assistant Director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College. She holds a Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition along with a graduate certificate in TESOL. Her research interests are comprised of anti-racist pedagogy, theories of linguistic justice and equity, multiracial and African-American rhetoric, and writing center theory and praxis. Having been a first-generation college student, she is especially passionate about supporting this demographic of students to not only succeed but excel throughout their college careers. Chloe's own academic career was shaped by her experience as an undergraduate consultant in a writing center and believes that these student-centered spaces successfully support the cultivation of one's own academic identity. Chloe is excited to work with CMC students to further hone their linguistic identity and expand the repertoire of their rhetorical abilities. 

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Mellissa Martinez (she/her/hers)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MULTILINGUAL WRITING FOR THE CWPD AND VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE


Kravis 202

Mellissa Martinez, the Associate Director of Multilingual Writing and Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, specializes in assisting multilingual international and domestic students. She can provide information about American English discourse conventions and clarify college expectations regarding style, citation, and rhetorical forms. She works with students one-on-one and provides them with tools to improve and perfect their written and verbal communication in English. She is located in Kravis 202. To schedule an appointment, scroll down to the "multilingual appointment tab" under "schedules" on WCOnline

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Chloe Martinez, Ph.D (she/her/hers)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING FOR THE CWPD AND LECTURER IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES


Chloe Martinez is the Associate Director of Programming for the CWPD, as well as Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies. A poet, a translator, and a scholar of South Asian religions, she holds a PhD in Religious Studies and two Master's degrees in Creative Writing. Her publications include the book Ten Thousand Selves and the chapbook Corner Shrine; poems, translations, essays and reviews in literary magazines; and scholarship in peer-reviewed journals. She is co-editor, with Lisa Van Orman Hadley, of the anthology Door Flung Open: Essays on Writing and ADHD (University of Chicago Press, 2025). She serves as Poetry Editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and is on the Editorial Board for Beloit Poetry Journal. Her mission at the CWPD is to offer CMC students new opportunities for growth, engagement and insight through writing-related programming.