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English & Humanities Faculty

Dr. Mary MackieDr. Mary Mackie

Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215S
918-343-7806
mmackie@rsu.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D., English
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
    American and Native American Literature and Women’s Writing
    Dissertation: The Art That Will Not Die: The Story-Telling of Greg Sarris and Thomas King
    2001
  • B.A., Philosophy
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
    Departmental Honors: Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy
    1995
  • M.A., Creative Writing and Literature
    Rivier College, Nashua, NH
    With Distinction
    1993
  • B.A., English
    Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
    1977
  • Junior Year Abroad
    Under the auspices of the British Studies Center in Canterbury
    University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England
    1975

Professional Experience

  • 2013-Present: Professor
    2007-2013: Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, Department of English and Humanities
    2002-2007: Department of Communications and Fine Arts
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • 2001-2002: Visiting Assistant Professor of English
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Courses Taught

  • Fiction Writing (Spring 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2007)
  • Poetry Writing (Spring 2004, Spring 2005)
  • American Literature Colonial-1865 (Spring 2003, Spring 2006)
  • Introduction to Literature (Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2006, Summer 2007)
  • American Literature Colonial-1865 (Fall 2002)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 02, Spring 04, Fall 04, Spring 05, Fall 05, Spring 06, Summer 07, Fall 07)
  • Honors Composition 1 (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)
  • American Literature 1865-Present (Spring 2002, Fall 2007)
  • Introduction to Literature (Spring 2002, Spring 2006)
  • Fiction (Fall 2001)
  • Introduction to Literature (Fall 2001)
  • Principles of Freshman Composition 1  (at least two sections per year since 1995)
  • Principles of Freshman Composition 2  (at least two sections per year since 1995)
  • American Literature: 1865-Present  (Spring 2000)
  • 1998-1999    Distance Learning
  • Introduction to American Literature 1
  • Introduction to American Literature 2
  • Honors English  (Fall 1998)
  • College Writing I (six sections) (1993-1995)

Teaching Interest

  • American Literature—19th and 20th century
  • Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and autobiographical writing)
  • African American literature
  • Native American literature
  • World literature and Literature in Translation
  • Freshman Composition  1 & 2

Residencies

  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Eight week residency. 2007
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. One week residency. 2006
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Seven week residency. 2005
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Five week residency. 2004
  • Writer-in-Residence. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Five week residency. 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Senate-Sponsored Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Liberal Arts. Rogers State University. 2007
  • Nominated for Faculty Senate-Sponsored Faculty Teaching Award for the School of Liberal Arts. Rogers State University. 2006
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award: Awarded annually through the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department by a collective vote of the student athletes. 2002
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award: Awarded annually through the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department by a collective vote of the student athletes. 2000
  • Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. Awarded annually by the University of Oklahoma’s Office of the Provost. 2000
  • Dr. Edward Clark Memorial Scholarship Award. This $1400 award is given to one Graduate English major who has shown outstanding merit in scholarship and excellent teaching performance in English classes. 1999

Publications

Articles

  • "Live at the Cellar Door: Richie Havens.” HeadButler. Edited by Jesse Kornbluth. November 8, 2005. http://www.headbutler.com/music/richie_havens.asp
  • "The Outsider in Literature.” Midwest Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Headnote. Thomas King. The Postmodern Bible Reader: Reading the Bible in the Postmodern World. Edited by Tina Pippin, David Jobling and Ronald Schleifer. New York: Blackwell. 2001.
  • "Status, Mixedbloods, and Community in Thomas King’s Medicine River.” JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey. Number 8. Fall 1998. pp. 65-71. (Published in 2000)
  • "Sara: Relaxed and Reflective.” The Sage. Volume 20 Number 1, Winter 1995. P 10.
  • "Mothers and Daughters.” The Sage. Volume 19 Number 3, Fall 1994. pp. 18-19.
  • "Visiting Scholar Bringing True ‘Female Experience’ to Sage: Carolyn Heilbrun.” The Sage Volume 19 Number 1, Winter 1993. pp 6-7.

Poetry

  • "across Paterson,” Roux Magazine, Forthcoming 2007.
  • "Route 13,” "Beach Princess,” Windmill, Spring 1999.
  • "smoke rings,” Windmill, Spring 1998.
  • "Lines Written in Sleeplessness,” "Above Wasque,” Windmill, Winter  1996
  • "Circular pathways,” Vermont Literary Review Spring/Summer, July 1995.
  • "Mother,” "new trees,” and "Across Paterson,” Lowell Pearl Volume 4 Issue 1, Spring 1994.
  • "To Autumn,” California Quarterly Volume 20 Number 3, Late Summer 1993.

Short Stories

  • "Reach Out and Touch,” Lowell Pearl Volume 4 Issue 1, Spring 1994.
  • "Tangled Up in Pink,” Metis Volume 1 Number 9, October 1992.