Marilyn McEntyre, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor


Marilyn McEntyre, an enthusiastic member of the Westmont English department from 1996-2008, has taught workshops and courses at Westmont in San Francisco since then, as well as teaching at UC Berkeley and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley.  Trained in comparative literature, she has taught widely interdisciplinary courses for undergraduates, graduate students, and seminarians, including those that focus on how literature offers rich approaches to environmental studies, medicine, theology, and visual arts.  Her writing brings together reflections on language, literature, spirituality and health.  

Her books include Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, Word by Word, When Poets Pray, Make a List, and, forthcoming in 2020, Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict and Dear Doctor.

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