The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Jenifer B Elmore
Preferred Name: Jenifer
Professor of English
Chair, English Department
Administrative Supervisor, Center for Writing Excellence
Co-Coordinator, General Education Program
B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University.
In the classroom, Dr. Elmore specializes in American literature before 1900 and in composition. Her primary area of research involves American and British women writers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her readings of texts by Catharine Sedgwick, Hannah More, Anna Barbauld, Maria Edgeworth, Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe examine the intersections of imaginative literature with faith, politics, social critique and reform movements, especially anti-slavery and women's rights.
She has presented her research widely at academic conferences including the Modern Language Association, American Literature Association, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Aphra Behn Society for the Study of Women in the Arts and the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society. She also is interested in contemporary women writers of the American South and recently has written a children's book (as yet unpublished).
Dr. Elmore, her husband, Charles (a senior writer for The Palm Beach Post), and their three children live in Wellington, where she is a ministry leader and school board member at St. David's Episcopal Church.