Faculty/Staff Profile

Janet F Whiteaker

Assistant Professor; Coordinator, Learning Support Program

Department: Learning Support Program
Matthews Hall (MATT) 153
PO Box: 5171
(931) 372-3456

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Janet Whiteaker, Assistant Professor of Writing, has been a member of the Learning Support Program [formerly Academic Development Program] faculty since the program's inception in 1985. A certified Specialist in Developmental Education, she teaches DSPW0800 Developmental Writing, as well as an occasional Expository Writing class in the English Department. She also maintains computer data for the program and works with placement of students. She is co-author of Developing College Skills in Writing and author of the Writer's Stylebook. The two writing texts have been combined into one under the title Developing College Writing Skills: with Stylebook and Learning Strategies as a revised fourth edition in 2009 . She has poems anthologized in four different poetry collections and enjoys writing fiction as well. Her novel, Ariana, was published in 2003; Wolf Canyon was published in 2005. Professor Whiteaker is a member of NADE (National Association of Developmental Educators) and its state equivalent, TNADE. She is also a member AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability), TN-AHEAD, NEA (National Education Association), TEA, AAUP (American Association of University Professors), MLA (Modern Language Association), NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), Tennessee Writers Alliance, Council of Writing Program Administrators, The National Writers Association, International Society of Poets, Alliance for Computers and Writing, Mid-Tenn FUSE (FOCUS users association), NCLCA (National College Learning Center Association), AAR (American Academy of Religion), SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), and Church of Christ (Willow Avenue Congregation).

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