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Instructor of English
Joined Saint Mary's in 2021
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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.