Jennie Case, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

jcase@uca.edu

Thompson Hall 324

(501) 450-3341

Degrees:

Ph.D., English: Creative Writing, Binghamton University

M.A., English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.A., English Writing and Spanish, Winona State University

Teaching Specialties:

Creative Writing, especially Creative Nonfiction; Environmental and Place-Based Writing; Professional Writing; and First-Year Composition.

Biography:

 Jennifer Case grew up along the river valleys of Minnesota, in a family that took weekend backpacking trips on Lake Superior’s Superior Hiking Trail. The North Shore’s red rock, pine, and lichen have continued to resonate with her even after moving to Nebraska, where she earned a Master’s degree in poetry, and upstate New York, where her doctoral work focused on creative nonfiction, environmental writing, and place-based composition. As a writer, teacher, and scholar, she is interested in the ways the landscapes and environments around us—whether urban or rural, natural or human-made—influence who we are in the world, as well as the effects of writing and story on place-attachment.

Jennifer’s essays, poetry, and prose have appeared widely in journals such as ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Zone 3, North American Review, Poet Lore, and Stone Canoe, which awarded her work the 2014 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize in Fiction. In addition, she serves as the Assistant Nonfiction Editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. She lives with her husband and daughter in central Arkansas and enjoys cooking, composting, gardening, hiking, and yoga.