Mary Aswell Doll

  • B.A., English and history, Connecticut College
  • M.L.A., Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., interdisciplinary studies, Syracuse University

"Students, especially at SCAD, offer diverse backgrounds and interests to enrich any subject we touch on in class. Their insights open my eyes to what I may have overlooked or underappreciated. A classroom of collegial exchange invigorates my research, which always comes out of my classroom experience."

Mary Aswell Doll | General education professor

Awards, recognition and honors

SUNY Summer Research Grant; SCAD Presidential Fellowship; Listed in Directory of American Scholars; Who's Who in Religion; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Sears-Roebuck Teaching Excellence and Campus; Leadership Award, OLHCC; Academic Excellence Award for Teaching, University of Redlands

Organizations

Modern Language Association, Thomas Wolfe Society, American Educational Research Association

Previous Positions

Classroom experience for over forty years

Publications and presentations

Books

  • Beckett and Myth: An Archetypal Approach. Syracuse University Press, 1988.
  • In the Shadow of the Giant: Thomas Wolfe. Ohio University Press, 1988.
  • To the Lighthouse and Back: Writings on Teaching and Living, Peter Lang Press,1995.
  • Like Letters in Running Water: A Mythopoetics of Curriculum. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2000.
  • Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds.SUNY Press, 2006.
  • The More of Myth: A Pedagogy of Diversion. Sense Publishers, 2011.

Recent articles

  • "Shaping the Stone," English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 5:2, 2006, 45-66.
  • "Capacity and Currere," in Pedagogies of the Imagination. Sense Publishers, 2008: 223-230.
  • "Under the Helmet," in Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning. Spring Books, 2009, 173-180.
  • "Other Voices, Other Ruins: Beckett's Spectral Women." Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. Vol. 79.Spring 2008, 125-140.
  • "Beyond Myth and Memory: Ghostwriting Wolfe," Thomas Wolfe Review. vol. 33,nos. 1 &2, 2009, 83-92.
  • "Afterword: Teaching Along the Way," Cross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum: Eastern Thought, Educational Insights. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2008,349-352.

Recent presentations

  • "Myth, the New "M" theory of Education," AERA conference, April 10, 2011.