Assistant Director, WordSmith Writing Competition
Phone: (901) 678-4149
Office: Patterson 308
B.A., 1990, English, Delta State University
M.A., 1992, English, University of Memphis
Tammy R. Jones teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in the Department of English
and works with students from several different programs. She has taught both developmental
as well as Honors sections, participates in the Fresh Connections Learning Communities,
and serves as a Mentor for new teaching assistants in the First-Year Writing Program.
As a result of nearly a decade of teaching in Belize, Central America, Ms. Jones is
interested in intercultural communication; specifically, her research focuses on how
discourse patterns are culturally constructed and how rhetorical elements influence
learners in World English contexts. She won the Alumni Association’s Distinguished
Teaching Award in 2012.
- Jones, T. & Kleckova, G. (forthcoming). Create Classroom Materials Like a Designer.
Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields. Ed. Chris Stillwell. Washington, D.C.: TESOL Press.
- Jones, T. & Kleckova, G. (2009). Unlocking the visual puzzle: understanding textbook
design. Using Textbooks Effectively. Ed. Lillia P. Savova. Washington, D.C.: TESOL Press.