Western Kentucky University

Department of English - Mary Ellen Miller

Mary Ellen Miller

Mary Ellen Miller

Professor

Office:  Cherry Hall 130
Phone:  270-745-5721
Email:  mary.miller@wku.edu

Courses

English 200, Introduction to Literature

English 391, American Literature,  Colonial through Romantic English 203, Introduction to Creative Writing

Others:   305, Intermediate Poetry Writing; 392, American Literature, Victorian through Modern .

Research

Critical essays, books, poetry

Bio

Mary Ellen Miller has her B. A, degree in English and modern languages from Berea College; her M. A. in English from the University of Kentucky; and all course work, written exams, and language exams in French and German for her Ph. D. from Vanderbilt University.  She started her teaching career at Western Kentucky University in the fall of l963.

Teaching Philosophy

No single approach to teaching works for every class. A class of English majors and minors does not require the same approach as does a class of mixed majors and minors.  Flexibility, respect for all levels of student preparation, and the ability to motivate the student to give her absolute best effort to the class are, for me,  the key to successful teaching

 Last Modified 7/22/13