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Meet Dr. Jeanna White

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber." Psalm 121: 1-3

Dr. Jeanna White began her academic career with the study of history, specializing in Twentieth Century America. However, in graduate school, her intellectual interests shifted to the study of American literature, focusing primarily on Twentieth Century American literature, African American literature, and American war narratives. She also became interested in Composition Studies and the history of rhetoric. Dr. White joined the ETBU faculty in 2005. Her teaching responsibilities include Rhetoric and Composition courses, American literature, and special topics courses such as African American literature and Studies in Writing. Dr. White's academic interests include the Rhetoric and Composition studies, the slave narrative tradition, and postmodern literature. She has published in African American Review, South Central Review, and The Griot. Her most recent publication examines Barbara Kingsolver's use of disability in The Poisonwood Bible, and she is currently working on an article that explores the value of writing about belief in the freshman composition classroom.