I have always loved teaching and sharing what I know with others. I started teaching very young and continue in both a formal and informal basis. This website is an opportunity for me to share what I know with my students, friends and others. This isn’t meant to replace my professional website which lists my academic activities and achievements. Rather it is intended to be a more personal site where I can talk about my other activities, including my work with the local Unitarian Universalist congregation, my cohousing community, my computer software experiences, my research and my teaching as well as my opinions about the state of the world. I’ve also become active in the Prescott Area Wildland/Urban Interface Commission (PAWUIC) an exciting group of local agencies and community dedicated to the prevention of wild fires in the Prescott area. We’ll be sponsoring our 2013 WildFire Expo April 20 in conjunction with the Open Space Alliance Earth Day celebration.
The Musings blog is designed to help students and other become more successful in their learning endeavors. In it I share my thoughts on techniques for becoming more successful and research I’ve found about how to be a more successful learner. Many of the posts are focused on learning in the classroom, both face to face and online, but many will also be helpful for informal learners. I am also interested in how memory works especially as we age and our cognitive abilities change so this blog will include my thoughts about memory and cognition. I’ll also blog about other events I’m involved with and once in a while my opinions on the state of the universe.
I hold regular online office hours for my student through Zoho Chat. Just look for drmaryann and join in the conversation.
If you have questions about Santeria/Lukumi/Orisha religion, please review my FAQ page before contacting me.
Looking for bibliographic information? Check out my African Religions in the Americas Reading List.
Check out my books
Update May 2012
My newest book Then We’ll Sing a New Song: African Influences on America’s Religious Landscape, has been released by Rowman & Littlefield.