Mary Pull, Senior Lecturer; Center for Writers Director; English Education Advisor
Office: Library CFW 6
I am a bona-fide product of North Dakota. I was born and raised in Bismarck and earned both of my degrees at NDSU. After completing a B.A. in English Education in 1998 and teaching secondary English for a short time, I began full-time graduate study in Composition/Rhetoric and became a graduate instructor in the English department. When I finished my M.A. in 2003, I was hired as a lecturer and assistant director of the Center for Writers in the fall of 2004. In 2007, I was promoted to director of the Center, and I also became the academic advisor for all English Education majors. Over the years, I have taught a variety of courses: College Composition I and II (ENGL 110 and 120), Methods of Teaching English I and II (EDUC 481 and 482), American Literature I and II (ENGL 261 and 262, renamed ENGL 315 and 317), Peer Tutoring and Writing in the Disciplines (ENGL 301), and Writing in the Health Professions (ENGL 325). My academic interests include both composition and literature, specifically the history of writing instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), writing center theory and practice, and early American and British literature. I thoroughly enjoy spending my free time with my husband, four grown children, their spouses, and fifteen grandchildren. In addition to traveling to warm climates, I enjoy volunteering and teaching at my church.