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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 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?    

Kalmia Gardens