Jervette Ward - credit Philip Hall University of Alaska Anchorage

Jervette R. Ward

Assistant Professor
Office: ADM 103A
Phone: 907-786-4374


Jervette R. Ward earned a Ph.D. in English – Literary & Cultural Studies from The University of Memphis. Her research and teaching areas focus on American Literature with an emphasis on African American Women's Literature. She recently published the article, "In Search of Diversity: Dick and Jane and Their Black Playmates," in Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, the introductory essay, "Zora Neale Hurston: Coming Forth as Gold," for the book Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism (Scarecrow Press, June 2013), and the book chapter, "Seraph on the Suwanee: Hurston's 'White Novel'" in the book Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston (Salem Press, May 2013). She is currently editing a book on the portrayal of Black women in Reality Television and is writing a book in response to The Help.


Ph.D. English – Literary and Cultural Studies, The University of Memphis

B.A. Journalism – News Editorial

African American Literature Graduate Certificate

TEFL Certification, The University of West

Bohemia in The Czech Republic

Teaching Responsibilities

American Literature, Women's Literature, Children's Literature, African American Literature