is a native Iowan, originally from Iowa City. Mary earned all three of her degrees (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.) from the University of Iowa.
Mary is currently an associate professor of communication at Western Illinois University Quad Cities, and has completed the Museum Studies program.
Eventually in her retirement years, Mary would like to pursue a 2nd career in Museum Education at either an art or a history museum, or perhaps a presidential library and museum.
Mary's quote about why she likes museums and museum studies: "I love traveling, and whenever I go somewhere, museums are the first thing I look for; in addition, I'm a nerd and proud of it!"
Office: Associate Professor, Communication Deptartment, WIU-QC Campus, Moline, IL.
Phone: (309) 762-3999 x324