Jeff Jeske

Departments and Positions:
English, Charles A. Dana Professor of English
School Extension 316.2216
Cleveland State University, BA, '70
University of Toledo, MA, '72
Kent State University, PHD, '78

Research Interests

‚ÄčAmerican literature, film, journalism.  Jeff has written articles and delivered papers on such subjects as Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Cotton Mather, Edward Taylor, research writing, editing strategies, gender and style in language, ethics in journalism and films such as Predator, 12 Monkeys, Saw III, and Hell Ride. He has also written two books, Storied Words: The Writer's Vocabulary and Its Origins and The Return of the War Pigs.

Courses Taught

  • American Literature I
  • Melville
  • Journalism
  • Guilfordian Practicum
  • Classic American Cinema
  • World Cinema

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Faculty advisor, The Guilfordian
  • Accordionist for Die Quakerhosen, Guilford's oom-pah band
  • Faculty in Residence, English Hall

College Awards

  • Bruce G. Stewart Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Dick Dyer Award for Excellence in Club Advising