Preselfannie E. Whitfield 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: 424 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:

 

Coordinator: Freshman English Courses
Coordinator: JSU SACS QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan)

Editor: Ronald E. McNair Program, Research Journal
Advisory Boards: McNair Scholars, Richard Wright Writing Center, Honors Council

Advisor: Pierian Literary Society, Dept. of English and MFL, Jackson State University
Organizer: Black Writers Conference, Jackson State University (JSU)
Chairperson: Departmental Awards Banquet, Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages, Jackson State University

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS (as of Oct. 2013):

 

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)

National Council of Teachers of English

Mississippi Council of Teachers of English

Mississippi Philological Association 

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