Daniel Pecchenino

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing
Daniel Pecchenino
Email dpecchen@usc.edu Office JEF 150 Office Phone (213) 740-1987


Dan Pecchenino came to USC in 2013 and has taught primarily in the Economics and Human Values thematics of Writing 150. He has also been one of the writing instructors for USC’s Warrior-Scholar Project course since its inception in 2015. His research focuses on student receptiveness to different modes of assessment and feedback. He has been elected to a range of officer positions in faculty governance bodies at both the school and university levels, and in 2022-2023 he served as President of the Academic Senate. In that role he led efforts to strengthen shared governance via the school Faculty Councils, increase compensation transparency, and improve policies around misconduct investigations. In 2023-2024, he will sit on the Executive Board of the Senate as Immediate Past President.


  • Ph.D. English, UC Santa Barbara, 2011
  • M.A. English, UC Santa Barbara, 2007
  • B.A. Literature (Creative Writing-Poetry), UC Santa Cruz, 2004
  • Administrative Appointments

    • President, Academic Senate, 2022-2023
    • Academic Vice President, Academic Senate, 2021-2022
    • Administrative Vice President, Academic Senate, 2019 – 2021
    • Senator, Academic Senate, 2016 – 2019
    • President, Dornsife Faculty Council, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, Dornsife Faculty Council, 2017-2018
    • Secretary, Dornsife Faculty Council, 2016-2017


    • Member, Military Affairs Committee, 2016 –