K. Jenna Garrett, Ed.D.

Headshot Faculty Jenna Garrett

Associate English Professor
Dual Enrollment Coordinator for the English Department
864.977.2095
jenna.garrett@ngu.edu
Department: English
Location: Tigerville, SC

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally.” --Flannery O’Connor
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in English Literature and Composition.

    Degrees

    B.A. English, North Greenville University

    B.A. Elementary Education, North Greenville University

    M.A. English, Middlebury College

    Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes a six-year career in secondary education in South Carolina and teaching at the university level since 2010.

  • Awards Received

    Delta Kappa Gamma (a professional education society for women) Scholarship

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

    • National Conference of Teachers of English
    • Conference on College and Composition and Communication
  • My Story

    I became a teacher largely because I’ve never been able to imagine myself doing anything else. Even when my mother (a teacher herself) tried to discourage me, because “teaching isn’t for the faint of heart, I knew that this would be my ministry. I came to NGU as an undergrad and found that I wasn’t satisfied following the traditional education track—I wanted more. I slowly began to take extra English classes, and that led to a full-blown second major. After graduating, I began to teach middle and then high school English as I work on my MA in English. Not long after I graduated with that degree, I had the opportunity to return to NGU as faculty.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    Teaching Introduction to Appalachian Literature has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of American literature and deepen my understanding of this unique, often misunderstood, culture.