Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski, Ph.D.

Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski received her PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University with a specialization in 19th Century British Literature and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. She is a peer reviewer for Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, an online journal, and a co-written chapter, “Two Strikes Against: The Development of a Writing Major at West Virginia State University – An Appalachian Historically Black College” is coming out in the book Undergraduate Writing Majors: Eighteen Program published by Utah State University Press in the Fall 2014. She is WVSU’s 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the Faculty Advisor for The Yellow Jacket, WVSU’s student newspaper. Dr. Barnes-Pietriuszynski is also a member of the West Virginia Developmental Task Force, a statewide collaboration working to create and revise Developmental Education classes. She is also the English Department Honors Advisor.
Jessica Barnes-Pietruszynski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tuesday: 8:30 - 11:00; 12:30 - 2:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 11:00; 12:30 - 2:00
Hill Hall 234
Phone: (304) 766-3077
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