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Mary Riso

Director, Education Administration

Adjunct Instructor

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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Dr. Mary Riso is the Director of Education Administration for the School of Education. She is an Adjunct Instructor in the Undergraduate Department of Biblical Studies, and also teaches 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) and Heroines: Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us (Wipf and Stock). Mary also contributed a chapter to Every Leaf, Line, and Letter: Evangelicals and the Bible from the 1730s to the Present published by InterVarsity Press. Mary earned her BA in Philosophy from Georgetown University, her Master of Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and 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.