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Jodi Scala

Languages & Literature

Assistant Professor of English


  • Ph.D. in 19th & 20th c. American literature, University of Mississippi
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Poetry, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A. in English with teacher licensure, Methodist University
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Courses Taught

  • Professional Issues in English Education
  • Methods of Teaching Literature
  • Methods of Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Language Arts in Secondary Schools
  • Senior Seminar in English Education
  • American Literature Since the Civil War
  • Introduction to Literature
  • English Composition

Selected Publications

  • “On Choosing Childlessness.” Moon City Review, Spring 2013, p. 183.
  • “A Different Kind of Truth,” Creative Nonfiction, Summer, vol. 42, 2011.    
  • “Nothing But the Kitchen Sink.” Sunrise from Blue Thunder Anthology, edited by Millicent Borges Accardi, Pirene’s Fountain, 2011.
  • Review of On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather, by David Porter. Resources for American Literary Study, vol. 33, 2010.
  • Review of Carta Marina, by Ann Fisher-Wirth. Emprise Review, May 2010.
  • Selected Poems. The Next of Us is About to Be Born, edited by Maggie Anderson, Kent State University Press, 2009.
  • “‘At the Center of her Mystery’: Willa Cather and Sexual Trauma.” Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007, pp. 137-148.
  • Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle. Kent State University Press, 2004.