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Mary Ann Chapman




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Mary Ann G. G. Chapman


B.A., Hollins College
M.A., Hollins College

Professional Writing, Adolescent Literature, Humanities Literature

315-C Dunkle Hall











Born and raised in Baltimore, Mary Ann Guthrie Gerwig Chapman returned to the state by a curious route.  Having an undergraduate degree in Philosophy with English secondary teaching credentials from VA, she naturally went into banking in MA.  After later teaching kindergarten, Middle and High School English and Latin I and II in GA and VA, she received her graduate degree in Humanities Literature. 

At Frostburg since 1986, Chapman has taught myriad Composition and Literature courses, with Humanities courses including Mythology and Literature, Dante and the Divine Comedy, and Epics
(Odyssey and Aeneid). Adolescent Literature and its connection to secondary teaching is another emphasis. She has also taught courses for the MBA and Philosophy Depts.

Teaching is a particular passion. Other interests include singing with the Emmanuel Chancel Choir, and directing theatre productions such as the FSU One Act Play Competition. A particular focus is travel, including leading several trips to Italy, a favorite, frequent destination.

Chapman is currently an Advisor to Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women.