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About Us

Department of English and Linguistics - Mary Ann Cain


Professor, Doctor of Arts, State University of New York at Albany (1990)

  • Office: Liberal Arts Building, Room 111
  • Phone: 260-481-6759
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Rhetoric and composition, creative writing, gender studies


South Side Venus: The Legacy of Margaret Burroughs  (2018), Composing Public Space: Teaching Writing in the Face of Private Interests (2010), Down from Moonshine (novel) (2009), and Revisioning Writers’ Talk: Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing (1995)


College English, College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Dialogue, JAEPL, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Written Communication, Feminist Teacher. Also, Dr. Cain's poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, The Sun: A Magazine of Ideas, Terra Incognita, and First Intensity