Dr. Tammy Jones, Department of English was one of the four university faculty members chosen with its 2012 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. She received her award during the University's annual Faculty Convocation April 20.
Dr. Jones teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in the Department of English and works with students from several different programs. She teaches both combination as well as Honors sections, participates in the Fresh Connections Learning Communities and serves as a mentor for new teaching assistants in the First-Year Writing Program. Jones is the co-author of "Unlocking the Visual Puzzle: Understanding Textbook Design," which appeared as part of the Teaching of English as a Second Language Classroom Practice Series. She is interested in intercultural communication as a result of nearly a decade of teaching in Belize. Students describe Jones as an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher who gives 100 percent to every class she teaches.
According to one student, "Ms. Jones is by far one of the best teachers that I've encountered while at the University of Memphis." Colleagues in English describe her as one of their "go to" teachers in the department who is able to teach "almost any class in our rotation at any time to any student."