Meet our Faculty: Elizabeth L. Jones

Elizabeth L. Jones
Instructor of English
MA English, George Mason University

Phone: (217) 206-8206
Office: UHB 3067

Teaching Concentration: Freshman Composition

Biography: Ms. Jones completed her MA in English from George Mason University with an emphasis on the teaching of writing and literature and has taught college composition and introductory literature as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in Virginia, Maryland, and Missouri. After completing graduate courses in geography and working for several years in mapping and land surveying, Ms. Jones returned to an academic career teaching dual-credit composition, literature, and humanities for high school juniors and seniors. She has also been active as a writer and editor in the equestrian community.

Conference Presentations:

  • “Not Multimodal Yet? Encouragement for (Novice and Experienced) Multimodal Practitioners.” Midwest TYCA, Normal, IL. Oct. 2013.
  • “Linking Logos to logos: God and Technology.” New Directions Graduate Student Conference, Illinois State University. Normal, IL. Feb. 2013
  • Joint presentation with Dr. Tena Helton and Julie Perino. “The Other Piece of the Puzzle: Self-Reflection in a First Year College Writing Program.” Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Fall 2012.
  • “Justin Martyr: Embodying Rhetoric.” Graduate Symposium – Illinois State University. Apr. 2012.
  • “Rhetoric of Disaster and Rebuilding in a Missouri State Park.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO. Mar. 2012

Selected Publications:

  • “Dressage Stereotypes? Think Again!” Sound Advocate, September/October 2009.
  • “Show Queen to FOSH Director,” Sound Advocate, November/December 2008: 29.
  • “My Miracle” (essay and poem), Mares! (Ya Gotta Love ‘em): Fifty Stories to Aid and Inspire Mare Owners. Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2008. 269-273.
  • “Sidesaddle: A Revival in Horsemanship,” The Gaited Horse, Summer 2007: 34-37.
  • “Smooth as Silk: Gaited Horses Offer A Comfortable Ride,” The Fauquier Citizen (Fauquier County, VA), 22 September 2006: 15.
  • “Dad’s Love Was Worth Efforts to Please Him,” “Race Relations Need Repaving,”
  • “St. Louis a Geographical, Experiential Gateway,” all appeared in Opinion Shapers Column, South Side Journal (St. Louis Suburban Journals), 1997.
  • “The Wagon Wheel Inn” (short story) and “Grandmother’s Laundry” (poem), Connections Literary Magazine, Spring 1996: 9, 31-37.
  • “Medicine Wheels and Roadblocks.” Abstract accepted for Graduate Student Conference at University of Missouri, 1995. (was unable to attend)
  • “The Chocolate Muse.” (poem) River Blossoms: LitMag 1991-1992: 10.

Additional Writing and Editing experience:

  • Edited and regularly contributed to the Sound Advocate, a 16-page bi-monthly newsletter for Friends of Sound Horses, 2004-2007. Published articles about horse trainers and owners, equestrian events, and horse breed information. Produced newsletter from late 2005 through 2007.
  • Finishing Manual. Surdex Corporation, 2003. 100-page technical manual for the finishing (map editing) department. Also documented proprietary software and the flow of data throughout the company; proofread proposal documents.

Honors and awards:

  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Received ETS Recognition of Excellence for a high score on the Praxis exam for
  • English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge, April 2006

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