Mary Bartosenski-Bowden

Lecturer III
Neville Hall, Room 401A
Office Telephone: 207.581.3858

Office Hours – Tues/Thurs 8:45-9:15 am, 12:15-12:45 pm, and by appointment


When not teaching ENG 317, I can be found enjoying the coast of Maine aboard our sailboat, kayaking on quiet lakes and rivers, hiking in Acadia, and enjoying the company of my husband, daughter and son. I enjoy working with people and their writing, at whatever stage, from helping thoughts take shape to tinkering with a phrase in a final draft. The magic in watching someone’s ideas come together on the page never grows old for me.


  • M. A. in Literature from University of Maine, 1988
  • B.A. in Creative Writing from University of Maine, 1986

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer III, August 1992-present
  • Freelance Technical Editor, Sept. 2000-2005.
  • Writing Center Director, UMaine, Sept. 1993-May 1997; Oct.-Dec. 1998.
  • Assistant Director, Writers’ Center, Colby College, Sept. 1989-May 1992.
  • Editor, Northwords, Sept 1994-1997.
  • Proofreader, Bangor Daily News, Mar. 1993-July 1995.
  • Teaching Assistant, UMaine, Sept. 1986-May 1988.

Time at University of Maine: 2 years as Teaching Assistant, 15 years as Instructor. [Minus time off to sail in the Pacific Northwest, work at Colby College, and have children.]

Classes Taught:

ENG 001: Writing Workshop
ENG 101: College Composition
ENG 129: Topics in English – Writing About Nature
ENG 212: Persuasive and Analytical Writing
ENG 317: Business and Technical Writing
ENG 395: English Internship


  • “Color, Re-vision, and Painting a Paper,” Writing Center Journal.
  • Assorted articles in Writing Lab Newsletter.

Current Research:

  • How to raise two happy, creative children
  • Composition theory and practice; technical communication practice.

Current Activities: Launching teens and adults out into the world so I can enter the empty nest stage of life. Composition theory and practice; technical communication practice.

Interests: Sailing, Travel, Writing, Reading, Hiking in Acadia National Park, Riding