Mary Klayder has a special interest in creative non-fiction, particularly memoir and travel writing. She is also interested in British literature, especially 20th century London, comparative British and American literature, and Post-Colonial Studies. She works extensively with the Honors Program and regularly directs study abroad programs to the U.K. and Costa Rica. She won the 2009 H.O.P.E. Award, the 2008 Outstanding Woman Educator Award, the J. Michael Young Advising Award and is a 6-time recipient of the Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award.