Mahli Mechenbier | Kent State Geauga | Kent State University

Mahli Mechenbier

Mahli Mechenbier, JDMahli Mechenbier, JD Associate Lecturer English

Mahli Mechenbier, an Associate Lecturer in the Department of English at Kent State University: Geauga, teaches Technical Writing, Business & Professional Writing, Introduction to LGBT Literature, Great Books to 1700, and Introduction to College Writing.  Mahli is a certified Master Reviewer and a certified Face to Face Facilitator for Quality Matters.

Prof. M graduated with a Master of Arts in English Literature from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Akron.  She sits on the MLA executive committee of the Discussion Group on Part-Time Faculty Members and serves on the Modern Language Association Liaison Committee for the Association for Business Communication.  She is also a member of NCTE's Committee for Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction and is an editor for the OWI’s Open Resource. Mahli was the recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences 43rd annual Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012.

Her research interests include asynchronous online tone and communication methods; how academic administrations manage and budget distance learning; the unionization of professors; and employment conditions of contingent faculty members. She enjoys teaching the professional aspects of writing and stresses the importance of word choice and accurate language delivery in her classes.  Prof. Mechenbier has been teaching at Kent State University since 2003.

Mahli was adopted from South Vietnam through Operation Babylift after an American missionary nun found her next to a road outside of Saigon.  She has two cats (Pandora and Freyja) and one hamster (Alejandro).


“Making a First Impression: Using Practicality to Succeed in Workplace Communication,”
      Phenomenal Woman Magazine (May – June 2014): 12 – 13.

“Cheating the Business Template: Filling in the Blanks,” Business Communication Quarterly
      74.2 (June 2011): 192 – 195.

------ and Janet Ruth Heller, Trish Jenkins, and Marie Moeller, “Organizing and the Status of
      Contingent Faculty,” College English 73.4 (March 2011): 450 – 465.