The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Susan E. Jones
Professor of English
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
Co-Coordinator of the General Education Program
B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Stetson University; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Dr. Jones has served as a teacher in public schools in Vermont and Massachusetts, in addition to her experience in higher education. She has taught at PBA since 1998. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, the Florida College English Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Southwest Renaissance Congress and the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). As co-coordinator of the South Florida Chapter of JASNA, she leads local meetings focused on Austen’s works. She has presented papers on Austen at Annual General Meetings of JASNA as well as publishing in Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen society. Her general areas of focus are Renaissance and Medieval British Literature, especially Shakespeare, but her research interests are wide-ranging and have included cultural studies in such modern topics as the international cat fancy and thrift and the second-hand in literature. She has an active interest in Florida writing, both in critical aspects of Florida authors and in creative works with Florida settings. She is currently working on a novel with a North Florida setting, a study of medieval mystics and saints, and research on representations of the Church in the writings of seventeenth-century Anglican clergy and lay people.