Academic Faculty

Instructor of English
Joined Saint Mary's in 2021

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Georgia College and State University
B.F.A., Creative Writing and Literature, Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College (Erie)
B.A., Creative Writing, Mercyhurst University

Danielle M. DiCenzo earned a master of fine arts in Creative Writing from Georgia College and State University, a bachelor of fine arts in creative writing and literature from Pennsylvania State University (Erie), and a bachelor of arts in creative writing from Mercyhurst University with a specialty in poetry and literature. 

The recipient of a Cranage Award for Poetry, a Katey Lehman Award for Journalism, and Poetry Honorable Mention awards, Ms. DiCenzo previously served as a teacher at Frederica Academy in St. Simons Island, GA (2019-21), an instructor for the Duke University TIP program (summers 2018-2019), an English instructor for Central Georgia Technical College in Milledgeville, GA (2017-2019) and for Georgia Military College (2017-2019), and was an English dual enrollment instructor for Georgia College and State University (2017-2019). Previously, she was an instructor and teaching assistant for the Duke University TIP program in Davidson, NC (summer 2017), a teaching fellow for Georgia College and State University (20125-2017), a teaching assistant for the Duke University TIP program in Houston, TX (summers 2015, 2017), and began her career as a student teacher in Erie, PA, at Harding Elementary School (2013).

In addition to being an educator, DiCenzo is also an active coach for several camps, a former choir, debate, forensics, and service assistant coach, and a literary journal and publications advisor. As a poet, she has been published in multiple publications, including New Limestone Review for “Dear Elizabeth Smart,” 2020; Interim for “sibyl - a poem in eight syllables,” (translation) 2017; in Kalliope, for “The Taxidermist’s Son,” 2013; in Fjord Review for “Taxidermy,” collected poems, 2012; and in Three Bad Names for “Woman, Removed,” 2011.