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Mary Wack
Dean of the Honors College and Sr. Fellow and Professor of English, Center for Teaching and Learning
Washington State University

Currently, Mary Wack is dean of the Honors College at Washington State University and senior fellow of the WSU Center for Teaching and Learning, whose activities include faculty development and outreach, classroom research and assessment, and instructional technology. Wack received a PhD in medieval studies from Cornell University in 1982. She taught in the Stanford English Department as an assistant and associate professor from 1982 to 1993. In 1984-85, she was a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, and in 1990 she won a Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Harry Levin Prize for best book in comparative literature for Lovesickness in the Middle Ages.

At Stanford, Wack became interested in the application of computer technology to teaching. She developed and piloted an innovative course called "Electronic Chaucer" that used a variety of electronic tools to teach undergraduate literature. In 1991, she won one of the first three-year Bing Teaching Fellowships at Stanford, which provided $30,000 to develop a prototype digital media collection. She moved to WSU in 1993 as professor of English and chair of the department, where she continued her interests in electronic technology and teaching with such courses as "Producing the Middle Ages in Multimedia" and "Theory and Practice of the Electronic Classroom." In October 1996, she was the first faculty member ever selected to give the president's Annual Convocation speech at WSU with her talk, "To Create a Space for Learning." She regularly offers workshops on classroom assessment and teaching with technology. In 1999, she taught a graduate course on "Contemplation, Action, and Pedagogy," whose development was funded by the American Council of Learned Societies.

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  • The Difference Frenzy and Matching Buckshot with Buckshot
    // Critical Reading, May/June 1999
  • Online Collaboration and Implications for Learning and Society
    // Critical Reading, April 1999
  • Digital Diploma Mills or Socratic Gymnasium? The Future of the University
    // Critical Reading, March 1999