Ilene Miele

Lecturer - Retired

Office Hours

Winter 2020 - please email for appointment

Office Location

Girvetz 1311


Ilene Miele teaches advanced courses in professional writing like Writing for the Teaching Professions (109ED), Writing about Sustainability (105S), and Creative Nonfiction (105C). She also teaches Writing 1 and 2 for the ACE Program (Academic Communities of Excellence).


Ilene Miele is a fellow with the South Coast Writing Project, a TA supervisor, and the founding editor of Starting Lines, an annual publication of student work. For the past sixteen years, she has developed outreach programs and a variety of school-university partnerships to support writing instruction in high schools and junior high schools in Ventura County. Her teaching interests also include collaborative approaches to teaching and learning, and the intersections between composition and creative writing pedagogy. In addition to her academic writing, her publication credits include news and feature writing, creative nonfiction, and short fiction.