Lubbock Christian University
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Jana Anderson, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English

  • 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


Jana Anderson 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, 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 (minister at the South Plains Church of Christ and adjunct professor at LCU in the College of Biblical Studies), 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 book club (Shelf Indulgence), her church family and small group family, and life. It’s all a gift. 

Latest News

Recent Awards/Presentations:

Piper Award Nominee – LCU Faculty (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022)

L.R. Wilson Teacher of the Year, Lubbock Christian University (2020-2021)

Invited Presentation. “Assessment Principles to Foster Learning.” 14th Annual Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment National Conference. Virtual. Feb. 7-18, 2022.

“Grant Writing 101. – Writing Workshop.”  Co-presented with Dr. JoAnn Long, Dr. Julie Marshall, Dr. Cathy Box, and Dr. Laurie Doyle. The Community Foundation of West Texas. Lubbock, Tx. Jan. 21, 2022.

Invited Presentation. “Let’s Get Creative! Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education,” Professional Development Seminar. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Tx. Nov. 18, 2021.

“Formative Assessment and Your Discipline.” Co-presented with Dr. Ashley Cherry. Invited presentation for the SACSCOC Summer Institute. New Orleans, LA. July 18-21, 2021.

“Assessment for Learning.” Co-Presented with Dr. Ashley Cherry. Teaching Professor Conference. New Orleans, June 4-6, 2021.

“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.

“Assessment for Learning: Formative, Fast, Frugal, and Fun Strategies for Use in Any

Discipline.” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Kissimmee, Florida. July 20-23, 2020. 

“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.

“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.