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Areas of Interest: Composition, Interpersonal Communication, and Applied Behavioral Science

Contact Information
Office: PAHB 311
Office Number: 410-455-2368

M.S. in Applied Behavior Science, Johns Hopkins University
M.S. in Adult Education, Johns Hopkins University
B.A. in English, UMBC


Mitzi Mabe, Instructor, joined UMBC’s Writing and Rhetoric Division in 1982. She teaches courses in interpersonal communication, speech, American literature, and a variety of writing courses: the personal essay, academic research, argument, grammar, technical writing, and tutor training.

Encouraging students to articulate and share their experience resulted in a text of student essays, A Community of Writers (Denton, TX: RonJon Publishers, 1999). Her observations on the phenomenon of facilitating students’ access to platforms for their voices, views, and experiences are published in “Dealing with Trauma in the Classroom” in Mary Beth Williams and John Sommers’ Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2002). She has also initiated the Read Out in her First-Year Writing & Introduction to an Honors University seminar, where different sections of the course merge twice a semester to let accomplished student writers step up to the podium to share their articulate, powerful messages with a wide audience.