Susan Ashley Dean

209 Stone Center            

Susan Ashley Dean began teaching at Jacksonville State University in the Fall 2007 semester as an adjunct; she became a full time instructor in the Fall 2008 semester. Since then, she has enjoyed teaching a variety of classes and has piloted classes, such as American Gothic Literature and Major Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien. Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Tanya Sasser began the Common Grounds podcast in the Fall 2019 semester in order to provide entertainment and insight to the JSU community of faculty and students. In the Spring 2020 semester, Mrs. Dean became the Coordinator of the Common Read program that creates a shared experience for all incoming freshmen.

Susan Dean

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 105 Enhanced English Composition I
  • EH 106 Enhanced English Composition II
  • EH 141 Speech
  • EH 201 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • EH 202 American Literature II: 1865 to Present
  • EH 310 American Gothic Literature
  • EH 322 Technical Writing
  • EH 325 Major Authors (J. R. R. Tolkien)
  • EH 325 Major Authors (Stephen King)
  • EH 375 Southern Literature


  • M. A. in English from Jacksonville State University in 2007
  • B. A. in English from Jacksonville State University in 2005

Other Responsibilities

  • Imagining the Holocaust Committee
  • First-Year Writing Committee
  • Literature Survey Committee
  • Social Committee Chair
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee