Dr. Jacqueline Jones

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Dr. Jacqueline Jones

Associate Professor of English

Office: FH 153
Phone: 843-661-1515

Jacqueline Jones joined the FMU faculty in fall 2003. She previously held positions in the English Department at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California and a joint appointment in the English Department and the American Studies Program at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She was also a Minority Fellow in Residence at Pomona College.

Here at Francis Marion Dr. Jones teaches courses in composition, introduction to literature, and American literature. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and English at Smith College and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her scholarship focuses on uncovering little known but very influential members of the Harlem Renaissance such as Harold Jackman, a teacher, model, and community leader, and journalist Gerri Major. Her scholarship has been published in The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (edited by Cary Wintz), the anthology The Harlem Renaissance Revisited, and The Langston Hughes Review among other publications. Her favorite writers are Edith Wharton and James Baldwin. She enjoys traveling internationally with her husband and son.


PhD, Graduate School, City University of New York


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