Mary Isbell, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment and Retention

English Department
College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. English, University of Connecticut, May 2013.

M.A. English, University of Connecticut, May 2007.

B.A. English, Loyola University, New Orleans, May 2004.

About Mary

Mary Isbell is an Associate Professor of English. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century literature and culture, narratology, scholarly text encoding, and open educational practices. Her work has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, and Scholarly Editing. She served as PI on the Open Pedagogy Project [], funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, and is working with a team of humanities faculty to build The Connected Core, an initiative to remove the barriers that often stop professionally minded students from engaging with the arts and humanities.

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