Jennifer Mooney

Jennifer Mooney

Senior Instructor

Office

301 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

(540) 231-6513

Email

Department Membership

English

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Expertise

  • Document design, graphic design
  • Technical/professional writing
  • Victorian literature
  • Women writers, medieval-19th century
  • Appalachian literature

Professional Activities

  • Scheduling, English.
  • Recruiting, English.
  • Advisory Committee, English.
  • Instructor Concerns Committee, English. Ex Officio
  • Freelance design, promotional and other materials. Various campus clients.

Education

  • Ph.D. in 19th Century British Literature, University of Kentucky
  • B.A. in Literature, University of Virginia at Wise

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. 2010.
  • Provost’s Alumni Award for Advising. 2006.
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Advising Award. 2005.

Selected Publications

Articles

  • “‘Room is Made for Whoever’:  Jo Carson and the Creation of Dialogical Community.”  Her Words: Contemporary Appalachian Women's Poetry. Ed. Felicia Mitchell. University of Tennessee Press. 69-89. 2002.
  • “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” Men in Wonderland: the Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman. Catherine Robson. Review 25.  117-27. 2003.
  • “Reinventing Mrs. Gaskell.” Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell’s Works. Linda K. Hughes and Michael Lund.  Review 24, 61-79. 2002.
  • “Lost to Liberty:  Other Slaves in Charles Dickens’s American Notes,” Dickens Quarterly. 1990.

Papers

  • Transitioning the PechaKucha from the Composition to the Technical Writing Classroom.” English Department Faculty Colloquy Series. Virginia Tech. 2014.
  • “Visually Mapping Social Activism for a Broad Audience: Barbara Johns and the 1951 Moton High School Strike.” Annual Meeting of the International Visual Literacy Association. 2012.
  • “Place and the Shaping of Visual Literacy: The Case of Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachian Photography.” Annual Meeting of the International Visual Literacy Association.  2011.
  • “Technological Literacy in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Why and How Should We Teach Tools?” Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech. Co-Presenters: Eva Brumberger and Evan Snider. 2011.

Notes/Annotations

  • The Old Maid. Edith Wharton. New York: Random House. 2003.
  • Dombey and Son. Charles Dickens. New York: Random House. 2003.
  • Bleak House. Charles Dickens. New York: Random House. 2002.
  • Our Mutual Friend. Charles Dickens. New York: Random House. 2002.

Sponsored Research

  • Belanger, Kelly (Principal Investigator), Mooney, Jennifer (Supporting Investigator). "Grant Writing Incentive Proposal: Barbara Johns Equality in Education Project." College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. $9,625. Awarded: March 2013.
  • Belanger, Kelly (Principal Investigator), Mooney, Jennifer (Supporting Investigator), Smith, Larissa Fergeson (Consultant). "Barbara Johns Equality in Education Project.” Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. $5,000. Completed: September 2012.
  • Brumberger, Eva; Jennifer Mooney; Evan Snider. “Developing a 1-Hour Visual Communication Lab Course for the Professional Writing Program.” CIDER. $3000. Completed: May 2011.