Mary Alice Trent

Professor

Mary Alice Trent headshot
Designations

M.A.; Ph.D.


Contact

 maryalice.trent@indwes.edu

 765-677-2720

 ELDR 220-J


Department

Modern Language and Literature


Programs

English


Resources

 Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Mary Alice Trent is Professor of English in the Division of Modern Language and Literature, where she served as Division Chair for seven years. Dr. Trent, founder and past chair of the Conference on Christianity, Culture;and Diversity in America, teaches courses in advanced writing, professional writing, freshman composition, rhetoric, and African-American literature. Along with journal articles, poetry and stories, Dr. Trent has had four books published: Ethics in the 21st Century by Pearson Publisher in New York, USA; The Language of Diversity by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in New Castle, England; Religion, Culture, Curriculum, and Diversity in 21st Century America by University Press of America in Maryland, USA; and Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success: Beyond the Language and Literature Classroom by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in New Castle, England Along with teaching at IWU, Dr. Trent has taught at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, during the summer. Additionally, she has been a visiting professor and scholar at Beijing University in Beijing, China, and she has been a visiting professor and scholar at Excelsia College in Sydney, Australia.

Interests

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world, writing, photography, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She teaches Adult Sunday School at her local church and serves in the Women's ministries.

Professional Work

Dr. Trent, founder and past chair of the Conference on Christianity, Culture Diversity in America, teaches courses in advanced composition, freshman composition, linguistics, rhetoric, and African-American literature. Along with journal articles, poetry and stories, Dr. Trent has authored three books, Ethics in the 21st Century; The Language of Diversity; and Religion, Culture, Curriculum, and Diversity in 21st Century America.


Degrees

  • Ph.D.
    1995, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • M.A.
    1989, McNeese State University
  • B.A.
    1987, McNeese State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
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