- Name: Mary Robyn
- Location: Penrith, Australia
- School: St. Paul’s Grammar School
- Subject Area: English
Mary Robyn received her B.A., M.A. and Postgraduate Professional Teacher’s
Certificate from Longwood University in the United States. She earned her Ph.D.
from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She majored in British Commonwealth
Literature (including British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, African, Asian
and Caribbean literatures) and minored in American Literature. Her thesis was a
Post-colonial Assessment of Rural Teacher Characters in Australian, Canadian and
While completing academic research, Mary Robyn travelled extensively, and she has
been a guest speaker at literary conferences in Australia, Canada and the United
States. Furthermore, she is frequently an IB workshop leader in Australia, New Zealand,
Thailand and India. Her publications include entries in Who’s Who in Contemporary
Women’s Writing (Routledge 2001), for which she was a contributing editor.
Having taught at various universities and high schools, Mary Robyn now teaches English
A1 HL and SL at St. Paul’s Grammar School, the first school in New South Wales,
Australia, to be authorised for PYP, MYP and the Diploma. She is an IB Senior Moderator
in Diploma English A1 and is MYP Coordinator at her school.