Senior Professorial Lecturer
Department of Literature
MFA American University BA University of Michigan
Mary Switalski began teaching at AU in 2007 while completing her MFA. She earned her BA in English Literature with a Creative Writing Subconcentration from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the University of Maryland. She writes short fiction and was a recipient of a 2010 Individual Artist Award in Fiction granted by the Maryland State Arts Council. Her academic interests include resistance rhetoric and counter-culture movements, American Transcendentalism, Modernism, the Beat Generation, and wilderness in the American imagination. Non-academic interests include camping, art, travel and Michigan football.