Professor of English
College & State University
of English & Rhetoric
Department of English & Rhetoric
Campus Box 044
(478) 445-3177; fax (478) 445-5961
(chair), Raymond DeMallie, Gregory Schrempp, Beverly Stoeltje
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Concentration in Native American Studies; Minor in Religious Studies
Dissertation: Native American Cultural Renewal & Emerging Identity in Michigan Ojibwe Narratives and in Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife. Committee: Richard Bauman
(chair), Raymond DeMallie, Gregory Schrempp, Beverly Stoeltje
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Emphasis in Twentieth Century Literature and Theory
Thesis: Humor in Kafka. A Freudian analysis of Kafka’s works.
University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan
Distinction, Honors Program, Class Honors, Distinguished Student Award
Honors Thesis on Contemporary Poetry
Université de Dijon, Dijon, France (now Université de Bourgogne)
Attained Fluency in Written and Oral French
“Telling New Myths: Contemporary Native American Animal Narratives from Michigan,” Journal of American Folklore, Winter 2017, vol. 130, no. 515, pp. 34-71
“Foodways of Southern Indiana in the Early 20th Century,“ in Digest: A Journal of Foodways & Culture, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Spring 2014, http://digest.champlain.edu/article2_2_1.html
Book Review of Explorations in Navajo Poetry and Poetics by Anthony K. Webster. (2010. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 288 pages); review published in the Journal of Folklore Research, October 20, 2010. http://www.indiana.edu/~jofr/review.php?id=1081
"Women and Popular Culture" in Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. Eds. Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2009. pp. 469-75.
"A Cosmology of Women." [Poem.] Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists. Ed. Frank de Caro. Logan: Utah State UP, 2008. pp. 141-42.
"Women and Water in Senegal." Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists. Ed. Frank de Caro. Logan: Utah State UP, 2008. pp. 32-38.
“Louise Erdrich” Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales ed. by Donald Hasse, Greenwood Press, December 31, 2007, pp. 304-05.
“Landscapes of Miracles and Matriarchies in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes” in Reading Leslie Marmon Silko. Critical Perspectives through Gardens in the Dunes. Edited by Laura Coltelli, Pisa, University of Pisa Press, 2007, pp. 21-36.
“Frustrating Female Heroism: Mixed Messages in Xena, Nikita, and Buffy,” The Journal of Popular Culture, October 2006, vol. 39, issue 5, pp. 729-755.
“’That Way We Should Be Walking’: A Nishnaabe Woman's Visionary Oratory of Cultural Renewal” Algonquian Spirit, ed. Brian Swann. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005, pp. 185-200.
“‘HEY! GET UP! You got no relations here!’ Native American Humorous Narratives of Cultural Renewal in Michigan,” Midwestern Folklore, vol. 27, no. 1, Spring 2001, pp.18-36.
“Louise Erdrich,” in The Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, Mary Ellen Brown & Bruce A. Rosenberg, editors. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1998, pp. 186-188.
“N. Scott Momaday,” in The Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, Mary Ellen Brown & Bruce A. Rosenberg, editors. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1998, pp. 419-420.
Book Review of Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes in Folklore Forum, 24: 1 (Spring) 1991, pp. 100-102
“Trickster Lives in Erdrich: Continuity & Innovation of a Troubling, Beloved, Eloquent Character,” article submitted to Journal of Folklore Research: revised & resubmitted
“Goddess Culture as Myth: An Investigation of Imagined Women from Prehistory to Contemporary Popular Culture,” project under revision for submission
“What Our Stories Reveal: Peace Corps Senegal Illness Narratives” as part of panel, Stories of Our Lives: In Honor of Frank de Caro, at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, 22 October 2016.
“A Woman of Words: The Startling Female Trickster in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction,” part of 2-panel series of papers on Women in Folklore and Literature, as American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October, 2015
“Subverting Ritual: An Ojibwe Woman’s Verbal Art on the Powers of Women and Renewing Culture,” paper delivered at bi-annual Congress of the Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore Congress (SIEF), Zagreb, Croatia, June, 2015
“Telling New Myths: Contemporary Native American Animal Narratives from Michigan,” part of panel on Revitalization in Ojibwe Cultures Today, at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, November, 2014
“Goddess Culture as Myth: An Investigation of Imagined Women from Prehistory to Contemporary Popular Culture,” paper presented at the Georgia Women’s Conference, Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA, March 24, 2014
“Teaching Folklore with Film,” forum (I organized, chaired, and presented on the forum), at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, October, 2013
“Subverting Ritual: An Ojibwe Woman’s Verbal Art on the Powers of Women and Renewing Culture,” paper presented as part of panel on Authenticity at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October, 2012.
“Trickster Lives in Erdrich,” paper delivered at the American Literature Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May, 2012
“The Peace Corps and Folklore,” forum convener and presenter at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IN, October 2011
“Teaching Folklore and Literature,” forum convener and presenter at American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2010
“Mything Women – Feminism’s Founding Myth and its Influence Today,” American Folklore Society annual meeting, Boise, Idaho, October 2009
“Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistory to Today,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) annual meeting, Boone, NC, April 2009
“Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistory to Today,” American Folklore Society annual meeting, Louisville, October 2008
“Teaching Literature of the Islamic World,” Teaching the Middle East VI Symposium of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta, October 2008
“Trickster Lives in Erdrich,” Native American Literature Symposium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 2007
"Trickster Lives in Erdrich," American Folklore Society annual meeting, Milwaukee, 2006.
"Landscapes of Miracle and Matriarchy in Leslie Silko's Garden's in the Dunes," American Folklore Society annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004
Weaving the World, Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth,” Native
American Literature Symposium (annual meeting of the Society for the Study
of American Indian Literature), Mystic Lake, MN, 2004
and Matriarchy in Leslie Silko’s Garden’s in the Dunes: Pondering the
Rhetoric of Women’s Communities,” Southern Humanities Council Annual
Meeting in Chattanooga, TN, 2004
Public Prehistory: Negotiating Culture and Tourism in the Dordogne Region of
Southwestern France,” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting,
Albuquerque, NM, 2003.
Legacies: From Prehistory to Tourism in Southwestern France,” Southern
Humanities Council annual meeting in Athens, GA, 2003
in the Media: The Frustrations of Women Superheroes,” American Folklore
Society annual meeting, Rochester, NY, 2002
Way We Should Be Walking' From Alcoholism to Vision and Oratory in Native
American Cultural Renewal," South Atlantic Modern Language Association
annual meeting, Baltimore, 2002 & American Folklore Society annual
meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, 2001
Weaving the World: Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA,
American Humorous Narratives of Cultural Renewal in Michigan,” American
Folklore Society annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, 2000
Literature of Native American Cultural Renewal: Louise Erdrich’s The
Antelope Wife as Myth,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in
Memphis, Tennessee, 1999
of Identity in Contemporary Nishnaabe narratives,” American Folklore
Society annual meeting in Austin, Texas, 1997
Spiritualism: Non-Native American Practice of a Traditional Native American
Ceremony,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in Jacksonville,
views of Nature through Wolf Narratives: Cheyenne and Indiana legends,” IU
Folklore Institute’s Round Table series (“Native American Worldview at
the Quincentennial”), 1992
Professor of English (Literature), Department of English and Rhetoric
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, 2010-present
GRADUATE COURSES & SENIOR SEMINARS taught: Women and Myth, International Literary Women, Studies in Folklore, Native American Literature (& Women Writers), Women & Pop Culture, Lit of Islamic World, Multicultural Amer. Lit., The Nature of Story, Existentialism
UNDERGRADUATE INTRODUCTORY COURSES taught: Myth, Magic & Modern World (GC2Y), Intro to Folklore, America’s Diverse Cult. Heritage, World Lit., In Quest of Heroic, Children’s Lit, Fresh Comp., Intro. to Lit., Writing about Lit.
Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, GCSU, 2005-2010
Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, GCSU, 2000-2005
Visiting Faculty Member, Fulbright
lectureship in the English Dept. at University of Rijeka, Croatia
Spring 2005 (February - July)
~ Taught: Research Methods & American Culture and Folklore; plus gave lectures on American Studies throughout coutnry
Member, Semester at Sea –
Institute for Shipboard Education, through the University of Pittsburgh., MV
Explorer (ship campus) January –
April 2005 (Spring 2005 Voyage)
~Taught: Women and Literature, Literature of Immigration, & Myth, Symbol & Ritual
Assistant Professor of English, Lund
University, Lund Sweden May 2002
& July-August 2003
~Taught: Native American Literature, Written Proficiency, & Marginalized American lit.
Associate Instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL), Center
for English Language Training (CELT), Indiana University, Bloomington,
1996 – 2000 & summers 1990 – 1994
~Taught: Native American Folklore, Native American Literature, Nature in America, American Life, Popular Culture, American Folklore, Short Stories, Communication, Speech, Academic Conversation, Urban Legends, and Utopian Science Fiction, as well as Reading, Writing, Speaking, & Listening
Instructor of English, Bay
Mills Community College, Brimley, MI (tribal college) 1995 – 1996 (4
semesters) ~Taught: Rhetoric and
Composition, Research Paper, and Public
~Taught: Rhetoric and
Composition, Research Paper, and Public
Adjunct Instructor Of English,
Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 1995 – 1996
~Taught: Freshman Composition and Research Paper Process.
Instructor of Folklore,
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1992 – 1994
~Taught: Introduction to Folklore (as graduate student with Professor John Johnson)
Instructor of Religious Studies,
University, Bloomington, Indiana 1991 – 1992 (3 semesters)
~Taught: Biblical Narratives in Western Culture, Social Ethics
Instructor of English, Radford
University, Radford, Virginia 1989 – 1990
~Taught: Reading, Writing and Research and Masterpieces of Amer. Literature
AND CROSS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Original Field Research in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Summer 2008. Invited participation in language immersion programs and powwows, as well as individual interviews with four members of the community (three of whom work for the tribe in cultural advisory capacities)
Participant in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar to Morocco and Spain, May 2008. Met colleagues, attended lectures, etc.
Fulbright Award to Croatia, Spring 2006 (February through July). Taught for the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Rijeka, courses in research methods and American studies. Also toured around country to all English Departments and some museums giving guest lectures.
Semester at Sea Faculty member, Spring 2005 Voyage (January through April). Taught English, Anthropology and Women’s Studies through the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Shipboard Education. Visited 10 countries (by ship), taught 3 classes (aboard ship), led 3 in-country excursions, and participated on many in-country events in Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Participant in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar in Eger, Hungary, May 2004. Learned about transition f from former Soviet Satellite to new member of European Union. Met colleagues, attended lectures, visited sights, etc.
Foreign cross-cultural research in France, Summers 2001, 2002. Conducted tape-recorded interviews with a dozen people for original field research project on issues of identity and cultural renewal in Southwestern France (the Dordogne or Perigord region) surrounding the tourism industry on the prehistoric cave art there. ~2001: Studied art & architecture in Paris, Chartres, the Dordogne (the Perigord), and Dijon, connected to courses at GC&SU & investigated fieldwork & study abroad sites.
Teaching & cultural exchange in Lund, Sweden, May 2002 & Summer 2003. Taught Native American literature to Swedish students in the English dept & interacted with faculty. Lived in university guesthouse with scholars from various parts of the world.
Domestic cross-cultural research in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 1994 - 1996. Researched traditional and contemporary Native American culture, with particular emphasis on narratives and issues of cultural resurgence and identity. Studied Ojibwe language. (For dissertation)
Domestic research in Southern Indiana, Monroe County, Indiana, 1993. Interviewed five women on traditional foodways & produced study as part of the "Maple Grove Road" historical preservation effort.
Domestic research in Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana, 1992. Investigated (conducted interviews) non-Native American practice of the traditionally Native American "Sweat Lodge" ceremony.
Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, 1986 - 1988. Studied French, Wolof, minimal Diola, cross-cultural awareness, teacher training, teaching EFL. Worked throughout the ethnically diverse region of Casamance with dozens of different schools (with French and Senegalese colleagues). Visited many villages, studied culture, customs, literature. Traveled throughout Senegal and neighboring countries of Mali, Mauritania, and The Gambia.
Travel to Europe and the Middle East, 1988. Following Peace Corps service, visited 10 countries in 4½ months to explore, observe, discover cultures.
Academic Year Abroad in Dijon, France, 1981 - 1982. Studied French in intensive program involving foreign students from all over the world. Lived with a French family. Also toured Switzerland, Italy, Austria & throughout France.
Sub-Committee on the Core Curriculum (SoCC), Chair 2015-2017, Vice-Chair (as Senator), 2012-13, member 2013-15 + University Curriculum Committee (UCC; precursor to SoCC), 2011-2012
University Senate, GCSU, Senator 2003–2005 (for ENGL), 2010-2013 (for IDST), 2016-present (for English & Rhetoric)
Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC), 2010-2011 (as Senator), 2016-17 (as Senator)
Women’s Studies Coordinator, GCSU, Spring 2010 & 2013-2016
Literature Curriculum Committee, 2015-present
Dean's Advisory Committee, GCSU, 2013-16 (elected on behalf of English & Rhetoric)
Faculty Advisory Group for the Vice President for Academic Affairs, elected for 2008-10
Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2002 – present
Women’s Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2002 – present
Women’s Studies Student Symposium Organization Committee, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (also chaired sections with students participating under my sponsorship)
International Education Committee, GCSU, 2001 – present. Also Study Abroad sub-committee and Student sub-committee
Faculty Affairs Policy Committee (FAPC), 2011-2012 (as Senator)
Chair, Search Committee for Library Associate Director of Collection and Resource Services, 2012-2013 (successful search)
Search Committee for Director of Library (CoAS Faculty Rep), 2011-12 (successful search)
First Friday Foreign Film ~ Faculty Facilitator of Films (most years) 2005 ~ 2016 (program discontinued by International Ed Office)
Internationalization of the Major, English Dept. committee, 2007 – present
Transatlantic Studies Degree, University System of Georgia program development (funded by US gov’t), “Religion & Culture” course team member, 2008 – present
Liberal Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2006 – present
Public Library Annual Fair, GCSU Faculty Volunteer Coordinator, 2005 – present
Fellowship Officer, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, GSCU branch, 2006 – 2009
Curriculum and Instruction Committee, SOLAS, GCSU, 2002-3 & 2006-2008
Peace Corps Desk Representative, International Week, GCSU, 2007
SOLAS Representative, Strategic Focus Initiative, GCSU, 2006 - 2007
English Department Graduate Studies Planning Committee, GCSU, 2004-2006
University Budget & Planning Committee (as University Senator), GC&SU, 2003 – 2005
English Department Graduate Examination Committee, GC&SU, 2004
Faculty Research Committee, GC&SU, 2001-2003
AAUW Annual Booksale Coordinator (for scholarship fund), 2007 – present
Organizer of campus-wide talk/demonstration by local Quilt-maker, GCSU, Spring 07
Comprehensive Program Review Committee for the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, GCSU, Spring 2003
Faculty Advisor, Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshmen Honor Society, GCSU 2000-3
English Department Holiday Party Organizer, 2005, 2007, 2008
Official Faculty Mentor for 4 incoming faculty members 2002-2004
Volunteer Circle Leader for Week of Welcome (freshman orientation), GCSU, 2000 & 2002
English Language Tables, Movie Nights & Reading Circle, Center
for English Language Training, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, 1998
Advisor and Editor,
Literary Magazine, Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, Michigan,
1995 – 1996
Across the Curriculum at
Radford University; attended 2 retreats, 3 seminars, 1989-90
Clubs (junior high schools and high school), Ziguinchor, Senegal, West
Africa, 1986 - 1988
IRIS, A Journal About Women, National Journal produced through the
Women's Studies Program University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
(staff member first year, then elected to publications board), 1984 - 1986
Member or Chair of Search Committees
Women’s Studies & British Modernism, English Dept. 2000-01 (hired Susan Cumings)
Chair, Early American Literature, English Dept. 2001-2002 (hired John Cox)
Chair, Children’s Literature, English Dept. 2002-2003 (hired Mike Riley)
Chair, African American Literature, English Dept. 2002-2003 (hired Beauty Bragg)
Modern American Literature position, English Dept. 2006-2007 (hired Esther Lopez)
Non-Western Position, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2007-2008 (hired Warner Belanger)
Early American Literature, English Dept, 2009-10 (hired Katie Simon)
Georgia College Women’s Studies Coordinator, 2011-2012 (hired Myron Avila)
Early Modern British Literature, English Dept. 2011-2012 (hired Jennifer Flaherty)
Search Committee for Director of Library (CoAS faculty rep) 2011-12 (hired Joe Mocnik)
Chair, Library Associate Director of Collection & Resource Services (hired Donna Bennett)
International Literature, English Dept. 2012-13 (hired Claudia Yaghoobi)
Master of Arts Thesis Committees
Director: Victoria Gracia’a: thesis on gender, memory, and identity in Latin American fiction, successfully defended April 2004
Danielle Wyckoff: thesis on magical realism in world literature, successfully defended April 2004
Cara Jackson, thesis on feminist reading of women's fantasy fiction, defended March 2011
Stephanie Pate: thesis on Salman Rushdie, defended April 2011
Evans: Poetry (half creative, half analytical), successfully defended 2002
Bethany Fitts: Jane Austen and Feminisim, defended Sprint 2009
Sarah Davis, on African literature, successfully defended Spring 2011
Eileen Totter, on Jane Austen, successfully defended Spring 2014
Provost’s Summer Faculty Scholarship Support Program, GCSU, Summer 2015 ($8544)
Competitive Award for summer faculty research (1st year of award; article submitted)
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, Grant from American Library Association & National Endowment for the Humanities, including grant for school as a whole and personal grant (as local program scholar, for travel to training workshop in Chicago), $1200, Summer 2013
Professional Faculty Leave (sabbatical semester to focus on research and writing), Fall 2010
Faculty Research Grant, for follow-up fieldwork in Native American communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ($3711), Georgia College, Summer 2008
Excellence in Research/Publication Award, campus-wide competition ($500), GCSU, 2008-2009
Weir Grant & Faculty Development Award for International Travel ($3600) to participate in USG Faculty Development Seminar to Morocco & Spain, May 2008
Fulbright Scholar’s Award (~$20,000) to teach in Rijeka, Croatia, Spring 2006
Chancellor’s Award ($500), Weir Grant ($1000) & Faculty Development Funds ($1000) to participate in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar in Eger, Hungary, May 2004
Weir Grant ($1200) for travel to teach in Lund, Sweden, Summer 2003
Faculty Research Grant ($2400) to continue study of identity and tourism in Southwestern France, Summer 2002, Georgia College & State University
Weir Grant ($2700) to carry out original field research in Southwestern France & to teach in Sweden, Spring 2002, Georgia College & State University
Weir Grant ($2400) to study art, language and to investigate original fieldwork & study abroad possibilities in France, Summer 2001, Georgia College & State University
Faculty Development Awards (~$1500 per year) to travel to various academic meetings, annually 2000-2012
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (invited & inducted as faculty member), 2001, GC&SU
Associate Instructorships (with tuition scholarship), 1996-2000 & 1990-1994 in 3 departments (religious studies, folklore, the Center for English Language Training/Linguistics) during 8 academic yrs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University COAS Travel Grant, 1997 for presentation at American Folklore Society annual meeting in Austin, Texas
Sue Samuelson Award, 1993 winner of national competition for best graduate student paper, Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society
Indiana University COAS Travel Grant, 1992 for presentation at American Folklore Society annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida
““Understanding Islam,” invited as part of local Learning in Retirement lecture series, Milledgeville, GA, November 2016
“Trickster Lives in Erdrich,” two invited lectures (shorter and longer versions) for “Spotlight on Scholarship” program through Provost’s Office, and as part of the Literature program’s Faculty Research Lecture series, September 2016 & November 2016
“Serving in the Peace Corps” invited as part of Leadership in Service program organized by the International Education Office, Georgia College, March 2016
The Myth of the Goddess in Contemporary Popular Culture: A Feminist Critique from the Perspective of Science and Mythology” (revised from earlier version) presented as part of the women’s studies faculty lecture series at Georgia College, May 1, 2014
"Goddesses and Matriarchy as Mystery, Myth, and Science: An Investigation of Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistoric Art to Contemporary Popular Culture" invited lecture for the The Institute for Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series for Fall 2010 at the University of Georgia, Athens, Sept. 7, 2010.
“Goddesses and Matriarchy as Mystery, Myth, and Science: An Investigation of Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistoric Art to Contemporary Popular Culture” as part of IDST Faculty Forum and Women’s History Month lecture series, GCSU, March 15, 2010
“The Fulbright Experience” GCSU international center welcome day, Fall ‘06, ‘07, ’08, ‘09
“The Harry Potter Phenomenon,” invited lecture as part of the series, “What Happening in . . . Popular Culture,” Eta Sigma Alpha Honor Society , GCSU, November 2007.
“Images of Women in Prehistory” lecture delivered at GCSU, Spring 2007
“The Rewards of the Fulbright Experience” International Week Presentation, Fall 2006
“Native American Ethnography & Museums” invited lecture to Croatian National Ethnological Society, National Museum of Ethnography, Zagreb, Croatia, Spring 2006.
“Native American Cultures,” (delivered 6 times) invited by all English faculties throughout Croatia; presentations given in Rijeka, Split, Zadar, and Osijek, Spring 2006.
“Native American Literature & Identity,” invited lecture to the English Faculty at University of Zagreb, Croatia, Spring 2006.
“Around the World with Semester at Sea,” invited campus-wide lectures delivered twice, at University of Rijeka and University of Osijek, Croatia, Spring 2006
"Around the World with Semester at Sea," public lecture sponsored by AAUW at Georgia College & State University, Fall 2005.
“What it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteer,” “Basics of Journaling” & “Retrospective on Living in Africa” all presented to ship-wide community during Spring 2005 Semester at Sea Voyage
Legacies: From Prehistory to Tourism in Southwestern France,” GC&SU
Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Forum Series, 2004.
Frustrations of Female Superheroes: Mixed-Up Messages in Buffy, Nikita, and
Xena,” as part of Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Forum Series at
Georgia College, Spring 2003.
Bicycles and Modern Art: Discover the Lund University Connection”
university-wide presentation during International Week at Georgia College,
American Life and Fieldwork,” invited public lecture at Lund University,
Sweden, Summer 2002.
to Keep the Job,” invited lecture on tenure process at Indiana
University’s Spring conference, “Preparing Future Faculty,”
Bloomington, Spring 2002.
Art in Everyday Life," invited public lecture at the opening of the
exhibit "A Heritage in Art: Milledgeville's Living Traditions" at
Georgia's Antebellum Capitol Museum, Milledgeville, GA, December 2001.
Legacies: From Prehistory to the Present in Southwestern France,”
university-wide presentation during International Week at Georgia College,
American Women," invited lecture to American Association of University
Women, Milledgeville, GA, September, 2001
in the Eastern Upper Peninsula,” invited guest lecturer for graduate
fieldwork class, Folklore Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana (John Johnson, instructor), 1998
EFL in a Foreign Country,” invited as panel member at regional INTESOL
conference at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1990
“Muslim Journeys Invites the Local Community to Read the World,” by Mary Magoulick, article in Terra Nostra, publication of GC International Education Center, Spring 2104
“A Summer in Italy,” Blog of travels in Italy and teaching in Montepulciano, Summer 2012 at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/magoulick/notes
“Teaching on a Fulbright in Croatia,” by Mary Magoulick, Fall 2006 Terra Nostra: Publication of the International Education Program, GCSU
“Mary’s Travels in Croatia” by Mary Magoulick, January – August 2006, Blog, at http://www.marymagoulick.blogspot.com/
“Journal from Mary Magoulick’s Trip around the World with Semester at Sea” January – May 2005, semesteratseajournal.htm
“Journal of Trips to Sweden and France” Summer 2002 ~ sweden_and_france_journal.htm
“Travel Journal to France” Summer 2001 ~ francejourn.htm
Interviewed/quoted in “Friday the 13th isn’t so unlucky: Superstitions give day a bad rap,” by Scott Teague, The Union-Recorder, July 12, 2007
Interviewed/quoted in “Leland stresses growth, learning,” by Ali Duckworth, Colonnade (student newspaper, GCSU), 10/12/07
Interviewed/quoted in “Magoulick receives Fulbright honor” by Andrea Marlowe, The Colonnade (student newspaper, GCSU), 12/2/05
“Folklore,” “Fieldwork,” “Fairy Tales,” “Narratives,” “Oral Poetry,” “Performance” “Popular Culture & Women” “The Trickster,” “Humanity & Folklore,” “Tradition,” “What is Myth,” plus various other, topical papers/information pages published on my website; links available at folklore.htm
American Folklore Society annual meetings in Miami, Long Beach, Santa Fe, Providence, New Orleans, Bloomington, Nashville, Boise, Louisville, Quebec City, Milwaukee, Atlanta (organizer), Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Rochester, Anchorage, Columbus, Memphis, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Eugene, & Jacksonville (24 meetings since 1992)
Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) bi-annual Congress, Zagreb 2015
Teaching the Middle East III, IV, VI & VII, USG Symposium, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
American Literature Association, annual meeting in San Francisco, 2012
Teaching South Asia, USG Symposium, 2011
Workshops (day-long) on Teaching Islamic issues and Literature at GSU, 2009, 2011
Mercer University India Symposium, October 2010
Native American Literature Symposium, annual meetings 2004 & 2007
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) annual meeting, 2009
Georgia Folklorists Retreats, 2002 & 2004
Folklorists in the South Retreat/Conference, 2007
Modern Language Association annual conventions, 1999, 2001, 2002
South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meetings in Roanoke, Virginia, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001, 2003 & Baltimore, MD, 2002
Southern Humanities Council annual mtgs, Athens, GA & Chattanooga, TN, 2003, 04
A Symposium on Myth, The Folklore Institute and the Graduate Program in Mythology Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1999
Great Lakes Native American Studies bi-annual meeting, Sault Sainte Marie, MI, 1996
Nishnaabemowin (Ojibwe Language) annual conferences, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada, 1995, 1996
The Relevance of Folklore to Language and Literature Departments, a Folklore in the Academy Conference, at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1995
American Folklore Society (AFS), since 1992
Women’s Section, Folklore & Literature Section, Folk Narrative Section, & Foodways Section memberships
Association for the Study of American Indian Literature (ASAIL), since 1995
Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF), since 2015
American Literature Association 2012
Convener: AFS Discussion Group on Gender in AFS (met at annual meetings 2011&12)
SERMEISS (Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar), 2011
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCAACA), 2005-2007
Modern Language Association 1999-2003
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 2000-2005
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA), 2009-2010
Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages in American (SSILA), 1995-2007
Southern Humanities Council (SHC), 2003-5
Phi Kappa Phi (honor society; inducted as faculty member), 2001- 2008
Alpha Lambda Delta (honor society; inducted as faculty member), since 2003
American Association of University Women, 2005-2009
Proposal Reviewer for American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Miami, 2016
Chair (2016, Member 2014, 2015), Selection Committee for Polly Stewart Student Travel Award, Women's Section of the American Folklore Society
Convener: AFS Discussion Group on Gender in AFS (met at annual meetings 2011&12)
Nominated for Nominating Committee, American Folklore Society, 2008
Fellowship Officer, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, GCSU Branch, 2006 – 2009
Steering Committee Member for American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta (October 2005); duties from Fall 2004-Fall 2005; program sub-committee
Chair/Convener, Native American Literature Section within SAMLA, 2003 & 2004
Steering Committee Member for Indiana University Folklore Alumni Association (2003-2007)
Former Vice President for Membership, Campus Liaison & Secretary, American Association for University Women, since 2004-7