After living and teaching in Japan for two and a half years, Mary joined the UNCG Communication Studies Masters Program in 2010 as a Teaching Assistant. Motivated to apply intercultural lessons and observations to her Masters coursework and teaching, Mary found the UNCG program to be empowering and transformational. After graduation, she moved to Singapore to teach Communication theory courses for SUNY Buffalo.
Currently, she is back in the US with an agreement to teach at Emerson College in the Fall of 2013. At Emerson, she will serve on the Basic Course committee and looks forward to bridging civic engagement, public speaking, and intercultural sensitivity in the Boston area. Mary actively presents and publishes nation-wide in her research areas of critical intercultural communication, semiotics, and gender and communication. Mary also assists in the recruitment, interviewing, and training of candidates for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.