Andrea Porter

Department Chair (Associate Professor)
215 Stone Center

Dr. Porter, originally from Florence, Alabama, came to JSU in 2005 after receiving her Ph.D. in English from The University of Alabama. Her specialty is literature of the Vietnam War, but she also has expertise in American literature, rhetoric and composition studies, modern poetry, popular culture, and writing for the web. She serves as a National Officer of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, volunteers with the Alabama Democratic Party, and is cat mom to rescues Sophie and Annie.

Andrea Porter

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 103 Honors English Composition I
  • EH 104 Honors English Composition II
  • EH 141 Speech
  • EH 201 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • EH 202 American Literature II: 1865 to Present
  • EH 313 Twentieth-Century Poetry
  • EH 330 Writing for the Web
  • EH 417 Writing the Vietnam War
  • EH 491 Internship
  • EH 501 Introduction to Graduate Study in English
  • EH 525 Major Authors Seminar (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • EH 531 Teaching College Writing Practicum I
  • EH 533 Teaching College Writing I
  • EH 590 Writing Center Practicum


  • Ph.D. in English from The University of Alabama in 2005
  • M.A. in English from Mississippi State University in 1999
  • B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of North Alabama in 1996

Other Responsibilities

  • English Dual Enrollment Liaison
  • First-Year Writing Committee
  • Literature Survey Committee
  • Speech Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Faculty Mentor Committee
  • "Writers, On Work" Coordinator
  • English Department Webmaster
  • Faculty Advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha