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educator , English language professional

Mary Ellen Tressel Ellsworth, American English language professional, educator.


Ellsworth, Mary Ellen Tressel was born on August 13, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harry S. and Marguerite (King) Tressel.


Bachelor, Smith College, 1962. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.


Teacher Rye (New York ) Country Day School, 1963-1965. Lecturer Quinebaug Val Community College, Danielson, Connecticut, 1981-1982, 91—. Assistant professor, lecturer Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, 1982-1990.

Grant director, writer, lecturer Connecticut Humanities Council, Middletown, since 1987. Statewide coordinator for adjunct faculty Connecticut Community Technology Colleges under Center for Teaching, since 1993. Lecturer St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut Quinebaug Valley Community College, Mohegan Community College.

Member steering committee 3d International Peace Games Festival, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1992. Yale/Mellon visiting faculty fellow, since 1994.


  • Avocations: travel, gardening, domestic animals, political/social activism.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Images of Women in Art and Literature, 1992, Women's Voices from Literature and History, 1992, The American Family: Perspectives from History, Literature, Art and Music, 1992, Equal Justice: Pre-Vocational Training Manual, 1993. Author: Two New England Writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mary Wilkins Freeman, l1981.


Chair, secretary Board Education Eastford, Connecticut, since 1977. Member academic, executive finance committees Woodstock (Connecticut) Academy Board Trustees, since 1985. Friend Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Research Library.

Member American Association of University Professors (vice president Eastern Connecticut State University chapter 1986-1988), American Association of University Women, Modern Language Association, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Children's Literature Association, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, gardening, domestic animals, political/social activism.


Married Michael H. Ellsworth, September 15, 1962. Children: Robert, Patrick, Liz, Kathleen.

Harry S. Tressel

Marguerite (King) Tressel

Michael H. Ellsworth

Robert Ellsworth

Patrick Ellsworth

Liz Ellsworth

Kathleen Ellsworth