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Dr. Mary Ella Engel

Mary Engel

Associate Professor, Associate Professor and Department Head

College of Arts and Sciences

History

Contact Information

Email: mengel@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3838
Office: 226 McKee Building

Biography

Dr. Engel earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her work appears in several collections, including <i>Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath, Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia, and Southern Communities: Identity, Conflict, and Memory in the American South.</i> Her work was also featured in a special issue of the <i>Appalachian Journal </i>that focused on women in Appalachia. Her first book, <i>Praying with One Eye Open: Mormons and Murder in Nineteenth-Century Appalachian Georgia </i>was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019.

Education

  • Ph D, University of Georgia
  • BA, Kennesaw State University

Teaching Interests

Her teaching and research interests include 19th-century U.S. history, American religious history, and the Appalachian South.

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