Maria Shine Stewart
Maria Shine Stewart seeks to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences focusing on writing across the lifespan, wellness, humor, the creative process and the prevention of burnout. She remembers feeling surprised -- if not skeptical -- when a teacher in a career orientation class she took as an undergraduate said “prepare for seven careers over a lifetime -- not just jobs, careers.” She has served as an adjunct faculty member on several campuses, works as a freelance writer and has facilitated a long-time senior citizens’ writing group. She has worked in academia as a publications’ editor/writer, public relations liaison, and department secretary. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, counseling honorary, and is an officer of the Cleveland chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.