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LCDR Mariette Ogg
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Department of Humanities
Hewitt Writing and Reading Center Director (Acting)
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-8234
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Upon graduation from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2004, LCDR Ogg served aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis (WHEC-725) in Honolulu, Hawaii where she qualified as a Deck Watch Officer and Boarding Officer. She led a division as the Assistant Navigator and served as the Assistant Operations Officer. After completion of her tour aboard CGC Jarvis in 2006, LCDR Ogg reported to Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Francisco (91105) in Alameda, California and qualified as a Boat Crew Member, received certification as an Air Force Load Planner, and served as the unit’s Planning Officer and Weapons Officer. In 2009, LCDR Ogg transferred to Coast Guard District Thirteen in Seattle, Washington where she served as the Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) Officer and flag aide to the Thirteenth District Commander. 

LCDR Ogg reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy Humanities Department in May 2011 and taught core 4/c Composition and Literature courses in the English and Foreign Language Section from 2011-2015. In addition to teaching, she served as an assistant Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track coach, LEAD Mentor, and faculty advisor for Women's Leadership Council, Tribal Council, Society for Policy and International Affairs (SPIA), and Toastmasters. LCDR Ogg joined the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff in the Humanities Department in August 2013 and departed on Ph.D. leave in the summer of 2015. After earning Ph.D. candidacy, she returned to the Academy to serve as the acting director of the Hewitt Writing and Reading Center for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • Master of Philosophy, Columbia University
  • Master of Arts, Trinity College
  • Master of Arts, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Coast Guard Academy

  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal w/ Operational Distinguishing Device
  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal w/ Operational Distinguishing Device
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Humanities Award
  • Hewitt Speech Winner

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Presenter, “Never Far From His Authentic Self: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Journey of Life.’” Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, MD (April 2014)
  • Presenter, “Future Coast Guard Officers Examine the Ninety-Mile Experience.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Biennial Conference. San Antonio, TX (May 2014)
  • Book Reviewer, Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea Rover by Richard Frohock. Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture (June 2014)
  • Presenter, "Grammar Remixed for Undergraduates: Engaging Multiple Literacies to Present Common Writing Errors.” New England Association of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Mansfield, MA (October 2014)
  • Presenter, "Change Through a Monocle: Examining the Place of Periodical Studies in FYC.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Biennial Conference. Atlanta, GA (May 2016)
  • Presenter, "Reading into College Composition." Young Rhetoricians' Conference. Monterey, CA (June 2017)

Courses Taught:
  • College Composition and Speech
  • Introduction to College Communications
  • Writing About Literature

Research Interests:
  • 20th and 21st-Century Literatures of the Americas
  • Critical Media and Information Literacies
  • Contemporary Cultures of Writing
  • Film Studies
  • Literature and Leadership
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Science and the Humanities
  • Writing Programs and Pedagogies

Professional Memberships:
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC/NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Eugene O'Neill Society (EONS)
  • International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)
  • International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR)
  • New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE)
  • New York City Digital Humanities (NYCDH)
  • Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)