Jennie L. Vaughn

Assistant Professor
112 Stone Center         

Dr. Vaughn is a two-time graduate of JSU. As an undergraduate she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Communication. She later received a Master of Science in Secondary Education, English Language Arts. She earned her Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of Alabama in 2015. After five years of teaching "up North" in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Vaughn has returned to JSU and is thrilled to be back home.

Her research specialties include women's/feminist rhetoric and writing, community-engaged writing, and writing for social justice. Dr. Vaughn is published in College English and Community Literacy Journal. Her first book, Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry, co-edited with Amy Dayton, is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Jennie Vaughn

Courses Taught:

  • EH 141 Oral Communication
  • EH 231 Word Literature I
  • EH 408 Theory of Composition
  • EH 534 Teaching College Writing II
  • EH 535 Teaching College Literature: The American Survey


  • Ph.D. in English from The University of Alabama in 2015
  • M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education, English Language Arts from Jacksonville State University in 2010
  • B.A. in Communication and English in 1997

Other Responsibilities

  • Co-Chair of English Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • First-Year Writing Committee
  • College of Arts and Humanities Strategic Plan Task Force