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Mary Chinery

Mary Chinery, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of English

School:

School of Arts and Sciences

Department:

English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Office Location:

JH130

Office Hours:

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in English, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, May 2003
    • Dissertation: Carnival Tradition in Willa Cather’s Fiction
    • Advisor: Merrill Maguire Skaggs (deceased)
    • Defended with Distinction: December 19, 2002
    • Elected Phi Beta Kappa, 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.

Professional Experience

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.

Additional Information

Vita

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