Mary PunchesProfessor of English
Division of English and Humanities
Survey of American Literature I-II
Introduction to Literature
Multicultural English Composition
English Composition I-II
College Writing I-II
The Short Story
Women in Literature
Beliefs and Believers.
I am a native Oklahoman. Born and raised in the northwestern part of the state, I was a first generation college student at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where I received my BA in English Education. My MA is from the University of Oklahoma. I love teaching and learning at OCCC. I am ever-mindful that a special group of teachers took an interest in, encouraged, and molded me. I am still trying to pay back that support. Outside of class, I enjoy reading: Scandinavian fiction, detective fiction, and biographies are my favorites. I love to travel, watch movies, and yell for the Thunder—all in the company of my husband of 30+ years.