Dr. Mary Dezember

Mary Dezember, PhD

Professor Emeritus of English

  • mary.dezember@nmt.edu
    Available by email but not actively teaching
    • Author photo by Jason Collin Photography

Mary Dezember is a Professor Emeritus of English. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature at Indiana University, with an emphasis in Comparative Arts and with PhD minors in Performance Studies and Art History. She taught Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, and other visual arts, comparative arts, writing and communication courses. Her novel, Wild Conviction (Brilliant Moon Press, 2023), and her two books of poetry, Still Howling (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016) and Earth-Marked Like You (Sunstone Press, 2011), explore the rite of passage to identity, including the hero’s emotional and intellectual quest.


She served as CLASS Department Chair from May 2008 to June 30, 2011, NMT Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, and NMT Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs from February 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.