Faculty & Staff

Dr. Mary Shapiro
English and Linguistics Department Chair; Professor of Linguistics

Fall 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:30
Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30-11:00

Personal Pronouns: she/her

AB, University of Michigan; MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Shapiro has been teaching at Truman since 1997. She usually teaches General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Sociolinguistics (for those with social communication deficits), and does linguistic criticism of literature, particularly of the author David Foster Wallace. 

      "I’m a New Yorker by upbringing, but have spent most of my adult life outside of New York: in Ann Arbor (undergraduate in comparative literature), in France (junior year abroad), in Morocco (Peace Corps Volunteer), in Beijing (foreign expert for Xinhua News Agency), in south Texas (fun!), in Austin (graduate school), now here in Kirksville. I have two children that are human and one that is canine."