Dr. Sheila Otto

Associate Professor

Dr. Sheila Otto
Room 240, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (2001)
  • E.D.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1994)
  • M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1990)
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University (1980)

Areas of Expertise

The Social Construction of Identity in Writing Classrooms

The Use of Discourse Analysis in Language and Literacy Research

High Impact Pedagogies



Before joining the English Department in 2006, Dr. Otto was coordinator of MTSU's Developmental Writing Program. In addition to teaching, she also serves as Director of Teaching Excellence in the MTSU Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center.