Marinelle Ringer holds a doctorate in English with specialization in creative writing from Oklahoma State University (1987). She has some thirty years’ experience in the classroom—thirteen of which were devoted to Philander Smith College, a historically black private college in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she also served as Department Chair, Division Chair, and Assistant and Interim Dean of Instruction.
On four occasions, she has been nominated for and received recognition from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Recent scholarly articles include a biography of Melba Patillo Beals, a member of the Little Rock Nine, for the African-American National Biography published by Harvard University Press; “American English: Dissolving Democracy” that appeared in the International Journal of the Humanities; and “A Nano Necessity: Global Ethics for Human Enhancement” soon to be published in the International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations.
Her fiction and poetry have been published in The Ontario Review, Cimarron Review, Hudson View: International Poetry Digest, Visions International: the World Journal of Illustrated Poetry, and the San Fernando Poetry Journal, among others. Ringer currently serves as Technical and Grant Writer in UALR’s Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.