Amy MacKrell


Amy MacKrell, MA, MSE, PhD
Professor
(515) 643-6795
amackrell@mercydesmoines.org

Office Location
ACE-225

Office Hours
By Appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Composition 101 & 102
  • Literature & Medicine
  • Young Adult Literature and Medicine
  • African American Literature
  • Composition

  • Advanced Composition
  • Special Topics (Literature and Medicine)

Year Started at Mercy College 2012

Education

  • BA, Grand View College (1992)
  • MA, Oregon State University (1996)
  • PhD, University of South Dakota (2008)
  • MSE, Drake University (2017)

Certifications

  • Certified Myers-Briggs Administrator

Advice to Students

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. --Robert Frost

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Literature and Medicine as Tool for Empathy Building
  • Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry)

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Pushcart Prize Nominee 2012 for short story "Walk Fast, Look Worried" from All The Livelong Day: Motif Anthologies, Volume 3.

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa Distance Learning Association (IDLA)
  • Associated Writing Programs (AWP)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

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Admissions: admissions@mchs.edu

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General: (515) 643-3180

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