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Mary T Nielsen, Ph.D.

Mary T Nielsen, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Liberal Arts; Professor of English and Reading

Lorberbaum Liberal Arts
Room 224
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720
mnielsen@daltonstate.edu
706-272-4407

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Florida, Curriculum and Instruction, Reading

Ed.S., University of Florida, Reading

M.Ed., University of Florida, Engish Education

B.A., Florida State University, English, Summa Cum Laude

Additional English Coursework: Georgia College and State University

Biography

I earned my bachelor's in degree in English from Florida State University, and I worked my way through my graduate programs in English education and reading as a thesis and dissertation editor for the University of Florida Graduate School. After completing my doctoral degree, I accepted an English and reading position at Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Titusville, Florida, and taught there for eight years. I left Brevard Community College to accept a position as a Board of Regents' Distinguished Professor at East Georgia College, where I taught until December 1999. In December 1999, I accepted a position as associate professor of English and Reading/coordinator of the Writing Lab at Dalton State College. In 2004, I became interim chair of the Division of Humanities and assumed the position of chair on July 1, 2005. I became dean of the School of Liberal Arts in January 2008.