Mary Fink
Associate Professor
mafink@liberty.edu

Contact Information
Mary Fink
Liberty University
1971 University Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
• office TE 102
• phone (434)-582-2445
• fax (434)-582-2468
• email mafink@liberty.edu









Current Vitae:


ACADEMIC DEGREES
» Graduate Course Co-op Learning – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1989
» Graduate Study College Administration – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1983
» Graduate Study Rhetoric – Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 1973-1974
» M.A. Rhetoric and Public Address, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
» M.Ed. Reading – University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1956
» A.B. Sociology – University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1951

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
1980-present Associate Professor of Education, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA Teach education courses. Also taught Speech Courses in the School of Communication. Director of the Teacher Aide Program. Supervised Elem. Education classroom teachers for twenty-two years.

1967-1979 Associate Professor of Speech & Education, Grace College, Winona Lake, IN. Chairman of the Speech Department for three years. Supervised Elementary Education classroom teacher for twelve years.

1951-1967 Elementary Public School Teacher in the public schools of Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX. Taught Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grades. I hold a lifetime teaching certificate from Texas.

Served as representative to Texas State Teacher.

Served on Textbook Selection Committee for Texas.

FACULTY/ADMINISTRATIVE LOAD (2001-2002)
» Rank Associate Professor of Education
» Position Faculty, School of Education and Communication
» EDUC 125 – Introduction to Education
» EDUC 125 – Introduction to Education Practicum
» Supervise Student Teachers
» Practicum Coordinator
» Advisee Load 50

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
» Secretary of the Electoral Board of Amherst County, VA 1983-2002
» VA Election Board Assoc. 1983-2002
» Member, Republican Committee, Amherst County, VA
» International Reading Association
» National and State Speech Associations
» National Council for the Teachers of English
» National Social Studies Association
» National Association for the Education of Young Children
» Delta Kappa Gamma member
» Association of Teacher Educators
» Association for Childhood Education International\
» Delta Kappa Gamma International – Presently a member. Have done presentations of travel opportunities.
» Conducted elections as the chief administrative officer for Amherst County, VA Have been involved with Voting Education in the county and state.
» Tutored sick children for the Easter Seal Society
» Have planned and conducted radio broadcasts for WRVL which have included educational subjects.

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
» Worked for radio broadcasts reviewing books on “Literary Pages of the Air” (WRVL, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA).
» Varied experiences in conducting educational workshops, administrative committees for teacher education
» Tutored Easter Seal children