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Mary Riso

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Program Coordinator for Education

B.A. Georgetown University
M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Th.M. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ph.D. University of Stirling

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Mary Riso is the Program Administrator for the Division of Education and teaches theology in the undergraduate Department of Biblical Studies and a variety of newly developed writing courses in the Graduate Education program. She is the author of The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England (Routledge, 2015) and Heroines: Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us (Wipf and Stock, 2019). Mary earned her doctorate in History from the University of Stirling in Scotland where she studied with Professor David Bebbington. Her research interests include nineteenth and early twentieth-century British History, British and Russian literature, and the history of film. Originally from New York, Mary lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea.