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. Her research interests include teaching English as a second language, feminist and performative rhetorics, music history, eighteenth-century theatre, and lexicographical studies. She teaches Foundations of Writing, Writing, Foundations I, and (in fall 2016) Transitions I. 

Educational Background

B. A., English

Presbyterian College, summa cum laude

Major: English

Minors: French, History, International Studies 

Honors Thesis: "English versus France: Unearthing Linguistic Identity through Early Modern Lexicography"


M. A., English

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Concentration: Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics 

Thesis: "From God Terms to Gaga: The Bad Romance between Motherhood and Female Suffragists in American Film"


Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Columbia University in the City of New York