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LaTasha R. Jones

Lecturer 

Office: Butler 363-D
Phone: (910) 672-1589 Email: ljones51@uncfsu.edu

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Courses

ENGL110: Composition I

ENGL120: Composition II

Education

MLS

Library and Information Science

North Carolina Central University, 2018 (expected) 

Concentration: Digital and Academic Libraries/Librarianship 

MA

English

East Carolina University, 2010

Concentration: Creative Writing (nonfiction) and Technical Writing (editing and copyediting)   

BA

English

East Carolina University, 2006

Concentration: Technical and Professional Writing

BA

Political Science

East Carolina University, 2006

Bio

In August 2016, Ms. Jones transitioned from FSU's Chesnutt Library to the Department of English. She has previously taught English at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Ms. Jones is a Freelance Writer for Talent, Inc. writing and editing resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles for a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Ms. Jones previously worked as a Senior Technical Writer for a federal contractor in Southern Pines; she managed a team of writers who primarily wrote responses for requests for proposals, grants, and white papers.

Ms. Jones spent four years working at her alma mater, East Carolina University, in Laupus Health Sciences Library. She is most interested in black, multi-cultural, and Southern literature; narrative and prose poetry, and creative nonfiction that reflects real life candidly and without reserve. Her writing tends to focus on matters of race and iniquity, civil rights and liberties, cultural and historical erasure and assimilation, and, of course, love.

Service

Ms. Jones serves as the on-campus advisor for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She also advises the Black Vibe Hip Hop student organization which has a mission to unite students with cultural literature, trends in the hip hop community, and eccentric levels of creativity.

Selected Publications 

"Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader (review)." Callaloo 35.3 (2012): 830-833. Project MUSE.     

Interview, Jonathan Bean. Race and Liberty in America (2009). National Association of Scholars, 2011. (online)

"Edna, Pete, and Me." (short story) Rebel Magazine, Literary Contest, 2nd Place, Fall 2010.

"An Everyday Poem." (poem) Rebel Magazine, Literary Contest, 1st Place, Fall 2010.

"Lately." (poem) Rebel Magazine, Literary Contest, Honorable Mention, Fall 2010.

Selected Presentations

"Marketing and Publicizing a Library Gift - Issues, How-To's, Et Cetera." North Carolina Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Conference, National Humanities Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 15 July 2016.

"Stat Me Now: From Paper to Electronic." North Carolina Library Association Current Trends in Reference Webinar Series - Reference & Adult Services Section. Teleconference. 20 April 2016.  

The Last Throes Reading Series, Creative Reading with Steve Mitchel, Greensboro, NC, April 18, 2012

"Dialogues on Diversity." (roundtable participant), Department of English, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, October 26, 2010.  

"Chair, Tracks, a Cabin, and Things." (Participant, Creative Writing Panel Readings). English Graduate Student Conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, March 27, 2010.  

Sketchy Happening Reading Series, Creative Reading with Carol Quigless, Tarboro, NC, August 28, 2010.  

"Racial Dynamics in Eastern North Carolina and in the Classroom of ECU." (roundtable with Brian Lampkin). English Graduate Student Conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, March 27, 2010.

"Southern Railroads as Racial Segregators," (Oral and poster). 3rd Annual Research and Creative Achievement Week, East Carolina University, Spring 2009.

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