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Mary Sheldon

Associate Professor
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1910
Degrees & Certifications
Gannon University, Bachelor of Arts
Gannon University, Master of Arts
Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy
Loyola University of Chicago, Master of Arts
Academic History

Washburn University, Associate Professor, 1996 - present; Assistant Professor, 1989-1996; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1987-1989.

DePauw University, Assistant Professor, 1984; Instructor, 1982-1983.

Purdue University, Teaching Assistant, 1977-1982.

Teaching
  • EN 133 A, Stories Around The World
  • EN 208 A, Business & Technical Writing
  • EN 208 B, Business & Technical Writing
  • EN 360 A, World Lit I
  • EN 361 A, World Lit II
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Buddhism in Asian Literature

Liberation Theology in Latin American Literature

Business Writing: Consulting

Service Interests/Activities

University:

Faculty Senate

General Education Ad Hoc Committee

College Faculty Council: Curriculum Committee; Technology Advisory Committee

Sabbatical Committee

Faculty Mentor

Phi Kappa Phi: Treasurer  

Department:

English Education Advisor

English Education Assessment Reviews

Community:

Business Writing Consultant  

Career Accomplishments

Awarded the Ned N. Fleming Award for Excellence in Teaching, April 17, 2012.

Yearly presentation in Asian literature at the Asian Studies Development Program and/or Japanese Studies Association conference.

Asian Studies Grants:

WU Faculty Development Grant: "Continuity, Conflict, and Change in Indian Cultures and Societies." Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP). Kansas City, KS, Sept. 18-20, 2008.

Freeman Foundation Grant: "Incorporating Japan Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum." Japanese Studies Association/Tokai Univ., Honolulu, HI May 22-June 10, 2005.

NEH Grant: "Traditions of Dissent: Negotiating Change in Asian Societies." ASDP. Kansas City, MO April 2-6, 2003.

NEH Grant: "Continuities and Crises: The Interplay of Religion and Politics in China." ASDP/East-West Center. Honolulu, HI June 4-July 6, 2001.