Kelly A. Mechling, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Office: 217
Phone: 207-859-1321

Recent courses taught:

– Composition I:  Personal Exploration
– Creative Writing
– Life Writing
– Autobiography & Memoir
– Southern Literature
– Women’s Literature
– Human Relationships in Literature
– Coming of Age Literature
– American Romanticism and Realism


  • Ph.D. in English (Literature and Criticism), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M. A. in English, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • B. A. in English, Clarion State College


  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Secondary English

Professional Affiliations:

  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • College English Association
  • Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Women in Literacy & Life Assembly
  • Society for the Study of Southern Literature
  • The Autobiography Society
  • Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
  • Teachers & Writers Collaborative
  • New England Association of Teachers of English
  • American Association of University Women (College Representative)
  • Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
  • Portland Museum of Art


  • a/b:  Auto/Biography Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Peer Reviewer.
  • Educator Award.  “Teacher of the Month,” April 2013.  B98.5 FM Radio.

Faculty Senate Committee:

  • Faculty Affairs, Chair