Dr. Kelly A. Mechling
Professor of English
Faculty Member Since: 1997
Office: 217
Phone #: (207) 859-1321

Faculty Senate
Faculty Affairs Committee
Writing Committee


Ph.D. in English (Literature and Criticism), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M. A. in English, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
B. A. in English, Clarion State College
Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Secondary English

Professional Organizations:
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
College English Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
Women in Literacy & Life Assembly
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
The Autobiography Society
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
Teachers & Writers Collaborative

Courses Taught:
Composition I: Personal Exploration
Composition II: American Voices
Creative Writing
Women's Literature
Multicultural Literature
Coming of Age: The Literature of Growing Up
Human Relationships in Literature
Southern Literature
American Romanticism & Realism
Autobiography & Memoir
Youth Culture 
LIfe Writing

Personal Comments:
My goal as an English teacher is to help students become better writers, readers, and communicators. Creativity, critical thinking, and confidence are nurtured and strengthened in my classroom. My ultimate hope is that students will open their minds, stretch their imaginations, and follow their dreams.

Thomas College. Beyond Education.