OCCC Faculty

Mary Punches

Professor of English
Division of English and Humanities
Programs: English

Courses Taught

Survey of American Literature I-II
Introduction to Literature
World Mythology
Classical Mythology
Multicultural English Composition
English Composition I-II
College Writing I-II
Detective Fiction
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.



Mary Punches

Email: mcpunches@occc.edu
Phone: (405) 682-1611 x7634
Office location: Arts and Humanities Center - Room 1E2B
Office hours:

Please refer to your syllabus for my office hours. If you are not currently enrolled in one of my classes, please email me or give me a call. That contact information is provided on this page. Or contact the Division of English and Humanities at 405-682-7558 to get my current office hours.

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