Mary Ellis Rice

Project Coordinator, E&H CARES

Hi! My name is Mary Ellis Rice, and I am the Project Coordinator for E&H CARES. E&H CARES strives to strengthen services for survivors of stalking, dating or domestic violence, and sexual assault; improve offender accountability; and promote comprehensive prevention strategies within the campus community. This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

While I didn’t attend Emory & Henry as a student, I did graduate from a very similar institution, Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. I strongly believe in the transformative power of a liberal arts education in a small college, and I want to work to ensure that all students feel included and empowered in our Emory community. 

I received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Columbia University. My research interests include feminist and performative rhetorics, and my professional interests also include working with first-year students and students learning English as an additional language.

Feel free to stop by the Inclusion & Dialogue Center sometime for a cup of tea or coffee and some conversation! Let me know how I can support you. 


  • Columbia University, New York, NY
    Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    M.A., English
  • Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
    B.A., English
  • Mary Ellis Rice
    Mary Ellis Rice