Dr Mary Ellis is currently a senior lecturer at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), where she teaches communication skills for teachers, research skills and IT in the Language classroom. She has an MS in Applied Linguistics and MLS (Master of Information/ Library Science) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She taught at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
To gain overseas teaching experience- she was a lecturer with IU/ITM/MUCIA (Indiana University/ Institut Teknologi MARA/ Midwest Universiti Consortium for International Activities) Cooperative Program. Shah Alam, Malaysia- a cooperative program between Indiana University and the Malaysian government She later joined ILSAS-TNB, ( Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah/Tenaga Nasional Berhad- National Electricity Company) Bangi, Malaysia ) as an English language consultant
She received her doctorate from Nanyang Technological University/ NIE Learning Science Technology Academic Group in the area of information literacy. As a curriculum developer, she has designed courses for universities in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi and delivered courses in Jakarta for the Sampoerna Foundation . She is also a co-developer of an online blended course in communication for teachers at NIE She is an external IELTS (International English Testing System) examiner for the British Council in Singapore.