1. MARY AGNES EDSALL
3 Thompson Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
• Instruction in English and the Humanities
o Twelve years plus of experience in the design and teaching of courses/curriculum
units in Humanities and English Departments.
o Twelve years plus of experience in teaching close reading and literary analysis.
o Twelve years plus of experience in teaching and assessing writing, with a stress on
one-on-one student-teacher conferences.
o Twelve years plus of experience in in interdisciplinary teaching; my courses require
attention to the historical and cultural contexts in which literature was produced
• Instruction in the English Language & Grammar
o Four terms of teaching courses that include History of the English Language and
• Educational Technology
o Eight years of experience in using learning management systems such as Blackboard
o Eight years of experience teaching with classroom technology such as PowerPoint.
• Student Advising & Tutoring
o Three years of experience in student advising in the Dean of Students’ Office in the
School of General Studies at Columbia University. Twelve years of student advising
as a college instructor and assistant professor.
o One year of experience working part-time as a study hall tutor with high school
students who needed to work on educational metacognition, attention strategies,
• Language Instruction Abilities
o Latin (through Intermediate)
o French (through Intermediate)
DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS
Maine State Teaching Certification, Grades 7-9.
Ph.D., Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature.
M. Phil., Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature.
M.A., Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature.
B.A., Columbia University School of General Studies, Comparative Literature.
A.A.S., New York City Technical College, Hotel & Restaurant Technology.
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Evening Study Hall Tutor, Hyde School, Bath, Maine (Current; Part Time)
Supervision and redirection of students; coaching in organizational skills, close
reading, and note-taking; tutoring in English composition and humanities subjects.
ACLS Fellowship and Solmsen Fellowship, (2012-2014)
Residential fellowships at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of
Wisconsin Madison; Responsibilities included the continuing preparation of a book
manuscript and attendance at weekly seminars to review fellows’ projects.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston (2011-2012)
Courses taught: Five British Authors (introductory literature class); The Medieval
Period; Arthurian Literature; History of the English Language.
Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College (2003-2011)
Courses taught included: English Composition; First-Year Seminars; Introduction to
Literary Studies; Chaucer; Tolkien’s Middle Ages; Senior Seminars on Medieval
Ennis Fellow in the Humanities, Villanova University (2000-2003)
Core Humanities 1000/Honors 1241: Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Thought.
Core Humanities 1001/Honors 1242: Modern Thought-The Enlightenment to the Present.
[These were writing-intensive first-year great books seminars.]
Instructor, Columbia University School of General Studies [Taught as a Graduate Student]
ENGL F1101: College Composition I. (1993-1996)
ENGL F1123: English Literature Survey. (Fall 1995)
Colloquium F2003: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance. (Fall 1998 & 1999)
ADMINISTRATIVE & COMMITTEE POSITIONS
At different times served on: Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee; Blackboard
Advisory Committee; Faculty Appeals and Grievances Committee; Trustees’ Committee as
Faculty Liaison; Committee for Student Affairs; Academic Computing Committee; Faculty
Committee for the External Review of Writing.
Curriculum Committee, Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions (Fall 2002);
Birmingham Lecture Series (2002-2003); Portfolio Writing Assessment Committee (2001-
2003); Information Literacy Committee (2000-2003).
Interim Admissions Officer, Columbia University School of General Studies (June to October
1997); Academic Advisor, Columbia University School of General Studies (1994 - 1997).