Preselfannie E. Whitfield McDaniels

Preselfannie McDaniels

Preselfannie E. Whitfield McDaniels, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., English, Louisiana State University

M.A., English, Mississippi College
B.A., English, Jackson State University

Office: 432 College of Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.6928
E-mail: preselfannie.w.mcdaniels@jsums.edu

 

PRESELFANNIE WHITFIELD MCDANIELS earned her B.A. degree in English from Jackson State University, her M.A. degree in English from Mississippi College, and her Ph.D. degree in English from Louisiana State University. Her areas of study include 20th Century American, African American and Women’s Literature with an emphasis on the novel. Her professional experience includes:

SELECTED SERVICE AND APPOINTMENTS

Coordinator: SACS QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) 
​​Coordinator: Freshman English Courses (until 2011) 
Editor: Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Program Research Journal (2008) 
Advisory Boards: Honors Council, Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Program (until 2011), Richard Wright Center for the Written Word (until 2008) 
Chairperson: Departmental Student Awards Program 
Chairperson: Graduate Thesis Committee 
Writing across the Curriculum Team (2009-2013) 
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2010-2013) 
University Assessment Team (2010-2012)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

20th Century American and African American Literature, the Novel, United States Women Writers, African American (Vernacular English)—AAVE/AAE, and Service Learning and Portfolio Pedagogy

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (as of March 2015) 

 

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT:

Undergraduate Level:

Composition and Literature (111, 112, 111X, 112X-Honors), Classical Mythology (219), Grammar and Composition (303), Survey of American Literature (321, 322), Senior Seminar (495)

Graduate Level:

Survey of Grammar Principles (503), American Fiction after 1900 (521), Seminar in Writing Problems (622)

  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

College Language Association (Secretary, HBCU Committee, 2009-Present)

Mississippi Philological Association

 

 

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