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Vanessa Ruccolo

Vanessa Ruccolo, Senior Instructor

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Vanessa Ruccolo, Senior Instructor

Department of English
439 Shanks Hall 
180 Turner Street, NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Vanessa Ruccolo is a senior instructor in the Department of English. 

  • First-Year Writing and Composition
  • Technical Writing, Editing, and Style
  • ESL/NNES Best Practices
  • Ph.D. candidate, Higher Education Administration, Virginia Tech (expected 2025)
  • M.A., English, Virginia Tech (2007)
  • B.A., English and Communication, Virginia Tech (2003)


  • DEI Committee, Virginia Tech English Department, co-chair
  • NCTE (National Composition Teachers of English) member
  • TIA (TESOL International Association) member
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) member
  • ACPA (American College Personnel Association) member
  • IWCA (International Writing Center Association) member
  • NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) member
  • Outstanding Teaching Portfolio Award, Composition Program, Virginia Tech (2023)
  • Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award, SSD, Virginia Tech (2019)

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