Degrees: B.A., Chestnut Hill College; M.A. College of New Jersey; Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Salvatore's teaching interests include The Novel, Short Fiction, Theories of Writing and Tutoring, Literature and Psychology, and first-year writing courses. She also teaches Great Ideas I and II in the Baccalaureate Honors Program. Her research covers a variety of fields, including narrative, feminist, and multicultural theories, as well as interdisciplinary studies. In addition to articles and conference papers on the teaching of writing and literary topics, she has published three books: Greene and Kierkegaard: The Discourse of Belief (a scholarly study); Anaïs Nin's Narratives (an anthology of literary critical essays), and Knowing and Writing: New Perspectives on Classical Questions (a textbook for first-year composition courses). She is Director of Rider's Writing Across the Curriculum Program.