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Dr. Jessica Pitchford

English Instructor , Academic Affairs Division and Teaching Faculty

Educational Background

  • PhD in English (creative writing program), Florida State University
  • MFA in Fiction, McNeese State University
  • BA in Art and English, the University of Central Arkansas

How long have you worked at GSSM?

Since August 2017.

How long have you worked in academia?    

Before GSSM, I taught for 5 years at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where I was editor of Pembroke Magazine. Prior to that, I spent 2 years teaching at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. I have also taught in Area I: English Language Arts the past 7 summers at Arkansas Governor's School, of which I am an alum.

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?    

I aspire to be a goat farmer.

What is your perfect pizza?    

The margherita pizza at Pizzeria Fox in Naples, Italy

What's the best thing about Hartsville?    

Hartsville seems incredibly charming, and I'm excited to get to know it and GSSM better. I'm thrilled to be joining such a dynamic community.