Division of Student Affairs
West Chester University
Dr. Michele Filling, Class of 2002
Dr. Michelle Filling graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in English Education. While completing her Masters in English in 2004 and Ph.D in 2008, she continuously taught at the University of Delaware – where she was awarded the University of Delaware Distinguished Teacher Award in 2004.
Michelle was an active student while at WCU. She served as a Resident Assistant for 3 years and an office assistant in the Office of Service Learning and Volunteeer Programs in 2001. She was a member and leader in the Honors Student Association. She was a member of Phi Sigma Pi, Co-ed National Honor Fraternity. She participated in the Dance Production Workshop, Residence Hall Association, and the SSHE Summer Honors Study Abroad program.
While at WCU she received numerous awards and honors including, Teacher Education Council Scholar Award, Mynn White Honors Scholarship, WCU Alumni Scholarship, WCU Outstanding Volunteer Award, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
In 2008, Dr. Filling began teaching at Cabrini College where she currently serves on the Faculty in the Department of English. From 2009 to 2011, she developed 10 new courses for the department. She has been actively publishing and presenting and has served on 30 campus committees including: The Information Literacy Task Force, Board of Trustees Mission and Identity Committee, and Living and Learning Community Council.
She previously served as the Dance Team Coach and Faculty Advisor where she was recognized as Advisor of the Year in 2010. She is an extremely active alumna of WCU, serving on the Alumni Scholarship Committee, WCU Dance Alumni Chapter Secretary/President, Miss WCU, and Graduate School Mentor of the Honors Program and Honors Program Alumni Committee. Externally from Cabrini, Michelle serves as the Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Writing Program Administrators and Group Leader in Christ’s Church of the Valley.
Michelle currently resides in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She is engaged to Mr. Patrick Brown and will be married in June 2012.