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Jana Anderson, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English

Education
  • M.A. in English Literature - Abilene Christian University
  • B.S. Ed in English Literature - Abilene Christian University
Current Classes
  • Composition Studies
  • Composition and Literature
  • Exploring the Human Experience
  • Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Major British Writers Survey Courses
  • Writing Grant Proposals

Biography

  • Jana began her career at Abilene Christian University, where she taught in the English department for almost a decade, followed by a tenure at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, where she and her family moved for ministry at the Glenwood Church of Christ.
  • In 2005, she moved to Lubbock and returned to full-time teaching at LCU, following a 4-year season as a work-at-home mom; in addition to her work in the classroom, in 2010 she was selected to create and direct the University Writing Center, an interdisciplinary writing resource for all LCU students.
  • She enjoys leading the annual Writing Carnival at LCU each year, which honors a great book (or series of books), highlights the joy of writing and academic competition, and fosters community and collegiality.
  • She loves collaboration, and one of her greatest pleasures is working on a presentation or project or event with staff and faculty colleagues and students.
  • She and her family serve at the South Plains Church of Christ and are involved in leading a weekly small group and in teaching ministries.
  • She is married to Rob Anderson (ACU, BA in Communications, MDiv and Masters in Missions, ACU), and they have two children, Luke and Grace. They are her bucket list.
  • She is passionate about her family, her students, her work at LCU, her family of friends, writing, young adult and children’s literature, culturally diverse literature, with a focus on Latino literature, grant writing, British literature, poetry, great books, her church family and small group family, and life. It’s all a gift.

Latest News

Recent Presentations:

Creating Campus Collaboration: Examining the Writing Carnival Experience.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Nashville, TN. Dec. 5-8, 2020 (scheduled)

Creating a Community of Collaboration: Faculty Working Together in Harmony.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Nashville, TN. Dec. 5-8, 2020. (scheduled)

“Assessment for Learning Across Disciplines.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Kissimmee, Florida. July 20-23, 2020. (scheduled)

Between Shades of Gray. LCU Summer Book Club Presentation.  Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX.  June 16, 2020.

Noli Timere: Be Not Afraid. Persistence in Writing.”  LCU Associates Presentation, Lubbock Christian University. Feb. 10, 2020.

“Assessment for Learning: Formative, Fast, Frugal, and Fun Strategies for Use in Any Discipline.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Houston, Texas. Dec. 9, 2019.

“Major Book Review: Gary S. Selby’s Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational

Faith.” The Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar’s Conference. Lubbock, TX. June 5-7, 2019.

“Growth Mindset and Literature for Children.” Chap Connection, Lubbock Christian University.  Nov. 5, 2018.

“It’s All in the Mind: The Mind and Fear.” 2nd Annual LCU Base Camp. Sacramento, New Mexico. August 31-Sept. 2, 2018.

“Latino Children’s Literature: The Empty Shelves.” 45th Annual Texas Association of Bilingual Educators Conference, McAllen, TX. Oct. 18-21, 2018.

Respondent. “Memory and Tradition as Revealed Truth and Literature.” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN.  June 6-9, 2017.