Mary Chinery, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of English
School of Arts and Sciences
Jeffries Hall Room 130
email me at email@example.com
- Ph.D. in English, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, May 2003.
- M.Phil., English, Drew University, 1997; Exams in Early American Literature, Harlem Renaissance, American Drama, Emily Dickinson, American Religious History to 1800; French and German (translation exams);
- M.A. English (Concentration in American Literature), Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988;
- B.A. English (second major in Religious Studies), Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey, 1986; magna cum laude.
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, 08701
- Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, 2016-
- Assistant Provost, 2010-2016
- Professor of English, 2010-
- Interim Chair of the Department of Communications and Graphic Design, 2009-2010
- Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, 2007-2010
- Program Director, Humanities (now Interdisciplinary Studies), 2009-2018
- Chair of English and Communications, spring 2003-2008
- Associate Professor, 2003-2009; Assistant Professor, 1995-2003; Instructor in English, 1989-1995;
Research / Creativity Interest Area
Twentieth Century American literature; American drama; performance history; women’s literature; Edith Wharton; Willa Cather; LGBTQIA.
- “Re-Forming Manon: A New History of Edith Wharton’s 1901 Play, Manon Lescaut.” Edith Wharton Review 35.1 (2019). 47-74.
- with Laura Rattray. “The Shadow of a Doubt: Discovering a New Work by Edith Wharton.” The Edith Wharton Review 33.1 (June 2017). 88-112.
- With Laura Rattray. “The Shadow of a Doubt: A Play in Three Acts by Edith Wharton.” Edith Wharton Review. 33.1 (2017): 113-257.
- “Nellie Birdseye, Sarah Bernhardt’s Hamlet, and the Theatrical Context of Willa Cather’s 1926 My Mortal Enemy.”18th International Cather Seminar, “Bright, Beautiful, and Alive”: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections, New York City. June 2023.
- “Edith Wharton as Playwright.” American Literature Research Center. Rothermere American Institute. University of Oxford (U.K.). Panel with Laura Rattray, U of Glasgow, and Daniel Abdalla, U of Oxford. 28 May 2020. Virtual.
- Grode, Eric. “After 122 Years, A Debut of a Play by Edith Wharton.” New York Times 24 August 2023.
- “Georgian Court University’s Legacy of Women’s Leadership.” ROI – NJ.com, Asbury Park Press, others.
- Meade, Rebecca. “ ‘A Lost Edith Wharton Play Emerges From Scholarly Sleuthing’ – from The New Yorker, May 26, 2017
- with Laura Rattray. Liner Notes. The Shadow of a Doubt, by Edith Wharton, staged Reading at Red Bull Theatre. 29 January 2019. Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City.
- “About A Shadow of a Doubt.” Shaw Magazine for Friends and Partners, Summer 2023, p. 11.