Girl Scout Camp Edey on Long Island.

Photo by Mary Christine Delea




Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing--University of North Dakota (creative dissertation, poetry)

M.A. in English--Marshall University (two theses: poetry and a feminist analysis of Shirley Jackson's writing)

B.A. in English and Psychology-Sociology--Marietta College (two majors)

Places Lived:

Long Island, New York 

Marietta, Ohio

Huntington, West Virginia

Hattiesburg, Batesville, and Biloxi, Mississippi

York Beach and Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Hayden, Colorado

Richmond, Kentucky

Tualatin and Oregon City, Oregon

Work and Volunteer History: 

Professor (university, college, community college)

AmeriCorps VISTA

ESL Teacher

Social Worker

Summer Camp CIT Director and Village Leader

Retail Store Manager

Freelance Editor/Writing Coach

Newspaper Features Writer 

Domestic Violence Shelter Counselor

Temp Worker 


Bingo Floorwalker

Substitute Teacher

Catalog Retail

Solar Panel Phone Salesperson

Supermarket Cashier


Cat Transport Driver for Animal Shelters

Girl Scout Leader

Twitter: @mchristinedelea

Facebook: mchristinedelea


Photo taken at the Oregon Garden

Photo by Mary Christine Delea

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