jayne m. thompson, phd, senior lecturer, english, creative writing

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Jayne M. Thompson MA, MFA, GWS

Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

  • MFA Creative Writing 2010

    Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)

  • MA English 1995

    West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • CRWR 379 Writing Socially Engaged Fiction

  • CRWR 379 Historical Fiction

  • ENGL 115 Literature and Critical Writing—Literary Genres

My research interests include fiction writing and narrative theory. In addition, I hear the cases of juvenile offenders in Chester, and I taught one class a day at Chester High School for the school year. I am concerned about the school-to-prison pipeline, juvenile sentencing practices, and mass incarceration.

Selected Awards

  • CUPPIE AWARD 2015 Honorable Mention in the feature article and headline categories from CUPRAP

  • Clarence R. Moll Professor of the Year Award, Spring 2009

Selected Publications

  • Thompson, Jayne, and Emily DeFreitas, eds. Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writing by Incarcerated Men at S.C.I. Graterford and a Writing Workbook. Florham Park: Serving House Books, LLC, 2014. Print.

  • Thompson, Jayne. "Writing Wrongs, Mentoring Youths, Redeeming Souls." Widener Magazine Fall 2014: 22–25. Print.

  • Thompson, Jayne. "Barefoot in the Graveyard."  Turk's Head Review. Summer 2011. Web.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), PEN America, Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA), Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR)