Faculty Fresh Face: Mari Ramler


Mari Ramler

Mari Ramler is a new member of the English department at Tennessee Tech. From dancing to playing the ukelele, here are a few fast facts about her.

Where did you earn your degrees?

I earned a B.S. in English education from Bob Jones University; a M.Ed. in divergent learning from Columbia College; a M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in rhetorics, communication and information design from Clemson University.

Where have you previously taught?

I’ve taught writing, literature and theater courses for the past 15 years across a variety of disciplines and platforms in both traditional and online classrooms. I began teaching in a Title One middle school in Spartanburg, S.C. and taught most recently at Clemson University.

Is there a specific reason you chose Tech?

Tennessee Tech’s emphasis on teaching was a particular draw for me.

What are your favorite things about your profession?

While I remain passionate about my own research, writing and learning, I love my students, in all their iterations, most of all.

What skills do you believe set you apart?

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” ― Anaïs Nin

What are your hobbies?

I love to dance and swim with my two little girls. I also collect records and play the ukulele.