Meet our Faculty: Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

Instructor of English
M.A. English, George Mason University
Ph.D. studies at Illinois State University

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

Teaching Concentration: Freshman Composition; Multimodal Composition; Rhetoric and Composition

Courses Taught: Rhetoric and College Writing; College Writing and Civic Engagement; Introduction to World Literature; Theories of Rhetoric and Composing


  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta
  • Received ETS Recognition of Excellence for a high score on the Praxis exam for English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge, April 2006

Selected Conference Presentations:

“Students Take on Multimodality”. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL. Mar. 2015.

“Boundaries Within Boundaries: The Work of Signage in a Redeveloped State Park – Biannual Conference – Rhetoric Society¬† of America, San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

“Not Multimodal Yet? Encouragement for (Novice and Experienced) Multimodal Practitioners.” Midwest TYCA, Normal, IL. Oct. 2013.

Selected Publications:

“Dressage Stereotypes? Think Again!” Sound Advocate, September/October 2009. (PDF)

“My Miracle.” 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.

“Dad’s Love Was Worth Efforts to Please Him,” “Race Relations Need Repaving,” “St. Louis a Geographical, Experiential Gateway.” Opinion Shapers Column, South Side Journal, 1997.

“The Wagon Wheel Inn” and “Grandmother’s Laundry.” Connections Literary Magazine, Spring 1996: 9, 31-37.

“The Chocolate Muse.” River Blossoms: LitMag 1991-1992: 10.


Ms. Jones has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at Illinois State University and earned an MA in English from George Mason University with an emphasis on the teaching of writing and literature. She has taught college composition and introductory literature as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in Virginia, Maryland, and Missouri. She has also taught dual-credit composition, literature, and humanities for high school juniors and  seniors. After completing graduate courses in geography, she worked for several years in mapping and land surveying. Ms. Jones has also been active as a writer and editor for many years in the equestrian community.