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English language educator

Mary Louise Weaks, American English language educator.


Weaks, Mary Louise was born on September 8, 1961 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of Thomas Elton and Elizabeth Ann (Wright) Weaks.


Bachelor, Emory University, 1983. Master of Arts, Emory University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1988.


Associate Professor of English, Rockford (Illinois) College, since 1988;department chair, Rockford (Illinois) College, since 1993;associate professor, since 1994. Special projects advisor Missouri Review, Columbia, 1987-1988. Member committee UncommonLives: 5 Women in the Arts, 1991, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Talking with Robert Penn Warren, 1990, Southern's Women's Writing: Colonial to Contemporary, 1995. Contributor articles, reviews to professional publications.


Co-chair Women's History Month, Rockford, 1991, 93, chair, 1992. Judge, workshop leader Missouri Writer's Festival, Columbia, 1987, participant National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1989. Chair faculty development committee Rockford College, 1992-1993.

Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Society for Study of Southern Literature, Alpha Delta Kappa.


Thomas Elton Weaks

Elizabeth Ann (Wright) Weaks