Department of English

Margaret Reimer

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • B.S., Nursing, Washington State University, 1978
  • M.A., English, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1991
  • PhD, Mid-16th Century English Literature, Purdue University, 1999


Margaret Reimer, PhD, was hired by the English department in 2001 primarily to teach College Writing courses. In 2002 she was awarded a full-time lecturer position, which she held for five years, adding to the composition teaching with English 315, Ancient Literature and 316, The Bible as Literature. After returning to the adjunct corps in 2011, she taught English 330, History of the English language for two years, English 120, Introduction to Literature, and English 145, Literature of the Environment. She has also taught Classics 200, Mythology (including one on-line course) as well as Ancient Literature and College Composition on-line. Since 2013 she has split her time between English courses, including English 220, Masterpieces of World Literature I and college composition, with work in the USM Honors Program, including Entry Year Experience courses on Myth, Monsters, and Metamorphosis, Thinking and Writing in Honors, and The Socio-Cultural Analysis of Poverty. Margaret received her PhD from Purdue University (1999), focusing on mid-16th Century English literature, her MA in English from the University of Alaska Anchorage (1991), and her BS in Nursing from Washington State University (1978). She has taught at The University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Pacific University, Purdue University, and Michigan State. She serves as President of the Bridgton Historical Society and is a frequent presenter at Senior College in Bridgton, Maine.