Dr. Mara Lee Grayson is a writer, professor, and educational researcher originally from Brooklyn, New York. Mara is a published writer of fiction, nonfiction, research, and poetry and regularly shares her research and scholarship at local and national conferences.
Mara holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the City College of New York and a PhD in English Education from Columbia University.
Mara has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, literature, literacy studies, and education at numerous public and private colleges and universities and has worked with the Urban Scholars, Poetry Outreach, and Teaching Fellows organizations.
Mara is a full-time faculty member in the English department at Pace University's New York City campus, where she teaches First Year Composition, creative writing, and interdisciplinary writing studies.