I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at North Dakota State University. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in rhetoric and composition from Purdue University. My research interests include professional and technical writing, writing across the curriculum (WAC), and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. My dissertation research involved analyzing how female engineering students rhetorically cultivate a professional identity as women and as engineers through coursework and professional development opportunities.
This fall, I am teaching an undergraduate literature course in Contemporary Women Writers and a graduate special topics course in our Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture Ph.D program called Feminisms, Rhetorics, and Embodiment.
In the past, I have taught undergraduate courses such as introduction to writing studies, introduction to professional writing, usability and user experience, writing in the technical professions, writing for the health and human sciences, and first-year composition in engineering-centered learning communities. I have also taught graduate courses in usability and user experience, composition theory, and a pedagogy seminar focused on teaching technical writing, professional writing, and healthcare writing courses.
Additional information about my research and teaching experience can be found on this site and you can also contact me at mary.mccall [at] ndsu [dot] edu.