Language, Literacy, and Culture
Office Phone: 646-3245
Department Phone: (575) 646-2290
Fax: (575) 646-5436
O’Donnell Hall Room OH 200J
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Dr. Mary L. Neville
Mary L. Neville recently completed her doctoral degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University with specializations in qualitative methodologies, literacy, and urban education. She received her bachelor’s degree in English education from Michigan State and her master’s in education from the University of Notre Dame.
Mary is a former middle and high school English teacher, having taught in Jacksonville, FL., and Detroit, MI. She has experience teaching courses in secondary English methods, children’s and young adult literature, disciplinary literacies, and introduction to middle school in the College of Education at MSU and the University of Notre Dame. Centered in her experiences as a classroom teacher, Mary’s research examines race, emotion, and literary response in middle and high school English classrooms and pre-service English education spaces committed to anti-racist literacy pedagogies.
As a faculty member, Mary will continue her research examining emotional literary events across writing and literature instruction in literacy classrooms as she begins her position as an assistant professor of K-12 literacy education at New Mexico State. Mary, along with her spouse Ben and their golden retriever Jack, recently moved from Michigan where both Mary and Ben were born and raised. When she is not researching and teaching, Mary loves running, reading, hiking, and playing the “Spotify game” on cross-country road trips. She is extremely excited to begin working alongside the wonderful faculty and staff in the College of Education at New Mexico State!