Faculty Biography

Mary Webb

Mary Webb

Continuing Lecturer IV


BA (English, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff); MA (English, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff)

Contact Information:

Office: Frandsen

Telephone: (775) 682-6393

Email: marywebb@unr.edu

Academic Specializations:

Documentary and literary nonfiction, Technical communication, Western literature, First-year composition


Recent Publications:

  • "More Than Just Scenery: An Essay on A Desert River." The Desert Report (Sierra Club Publication), September 2010; 18-19

Mary Webb and Kathleen Boardman. "The Last True Optimists: Three Decades of Lectureships at the Univ of Nevada Reno," ADE Bulletin, 45 (Spring 2008): 37-45.

Mary Webb, Robert Dawson, and Peter Goin. A Doubtful River.  Reno: U of Nevada P. 2000.

Mary Webb, Robert Dawson, and Peter Goin. A Doubtful River. Reno: U of Nevada P. 2000.

Mary Webb teaches both literature and composition courses at all undergraduate levels. She teaches first-year composition, technical communication, and advanced nonfiction, as well as English 298 (writing about literature) and literary nonfiction (English 475b).

She advises English majors and minors and has served as both Assistant and Interim Director of the Core Writing Program.

Mary Webb's research and teaching interests are in documentary and literary nonfiction, focusing on geography and place. Her current research project is a geographic memoir, recounting the places lived and experiences of her military family during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She writes about how witnessing this historic event has shaped the family's connection to place.