Mary Ellis Rice

Visiting Instructor English

Mary Ellis Glymph Rice grew up in Clearwater, Florida, but she tends to claim her birth place, upstate South Carolina, as her home.

She holds 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 TESOL from Columbia University.

She has taught in Emory & Henry College’s department of English since 2015, where she enjoys helping first-year students become college students.


  • 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


She teaches Foundations of Writing, Writing, Foundations I, and (in fall 2016) Transitions I. 


Her research interests include teaching English as a second language, feminist and performative rhetorics, music history, eighteenth-century theatre, and lexicographical studies.

  • Mary Ellis Rice
    Mary Ellis Rice