Janet Warman

Professor of English and Education
Alamance Building 306C
2338 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
warman@elon.edu (336) 278-5887


Ph.D. University  of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990. English.Concentrations:  American Literature, Nineteenth Century British Literature, Twentieth Century British and American PoetryDissertation: "'Voices the Heart Can Hear': From Silence to Voice in the Poetry of Mary Oliver."

M.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1987. English with writing emphasis.Creative thesis: "Getting to the Light: Collected Poems."

Universityof Nebraska, Omaha. English.

M.Ed.Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1981.Special Education/Behavior Disorders.

B.A. Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, 1975. English.

Employment History

2002-present               Professor of English and Education, Elon University.

1996 " 2002                Associate Professor of English and Education, Elon University.1

1990-1996                   Assistant Professor of English, Elon College.1

1996                              Summer Visiting Scholar. Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

1985 - 1990                 Graduate Teaching Associate, English Department, University of Tennessee

1984 - 1985                 Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Spring 1984                 Educational Therapist, Midlands Community Hospital, Papillion, NE. 

1977 - 1984                 High School English Teacher, Caroline High School, Milford, VA.                                     

Courses Taught

Elon:  Freshman Composition I and II, College Writing, Creative Writing (Introduction, Confessional Poetry, Dreamworks), Teaching Creative Writing, Interpretations of Literature (some sections designated Women and Gender Studies), American Literature II (1865-Present), Genre: Poetry, Modern British and American Poetry, Modernism, The Civil Rights Movement in Memory and Literature, Insanity in Literature, Literary London (in London), Studies in Ireland, Materials and Methods of Teaching High School English, Grammar, Mental Illness and Society (in London), The Global Experience, Elon 101.  Supervised student teachers in English.

UT: Freshman Composition, Writing about Literature, Technical Writing.

UNO:  Freshman Composition

Leadership Positions

2006-2011                   Director, General Studies Program.  Elon University.

1999-2002                   Director, Teaching Fellows.  Elon University.

1996-1999                   Associate Director, Teaching Fellows.  Elon College.


"Callas Hunger.”  Earth's Daughters.  Buffalo, NY.  (2009): 13

."D.C. Serial Date.” Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities.  (Spring 2009) 5.2  U of Toronto Press:  30.

"Wilbur's Dream.”  (poem) View from One Hundred.  Icarus International.  December 2003: 28.

"For English 200” and 'Teacher.”  (poems) November 2001 in Bearing Witness:  Poetry by Teachers about Teaching.  Zephyr Press

."Wild Blue.”  (poem) Women in Aviation.  International Icarus.  December 1999: 38

."Thoughts in Xi'an."(poem) Black Buzzard Review (XI): 10.

"The Glass Ceiling." (poem) At Our Core: Women Writing about Power. Watsonville, CA: Papier-Mache Press, 1998. 81

."Daydreams."(poem) frisson: disconcerting verse Winter 1997: 12.

"At 94."(poem) AshevillePoetry Review Fall/Winter 1997: 154. 

Review of Bullseye: Stories and Poems by Outstanding High School Writers.Ed. Mark Pawlak and Dick Lourie. North CarolinaEnglish Teacher Fall 1997: 38-40.

"Gender Consciousness in Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott Mysteries."The Sandhills Review Summer 1996: 33-38.

"In Search Of Hills."(poem) ColdMountainReview Fall 1995: 21.        

"While You Sleep."(poem) Icarus 1994: Winged Messengers. Chapbook. Kenan Press.

"My Eyes."(poem) Encodings: A Feminist Literary Journal Fall 1994: 11.

"My Sister's Grief."(poem) Encodings: A Feminist Literary Journal Fall 1994: 24.

"Widow."(poem) Here's to the Land: A Celebration of 60 Years by the North Carolina Poetry Society. Ed. Judith Holmes Settle. North Carolina Poetry Society, 1992. 145.

"Lake Diving."(poem) Sanskrit. Spring 1992: 35.

"Missionaries."(poem) Chants. 4 (1991): 13.

"Arab Woman."(poem) Poetry in Praise of the Islamic Woman. Athena Press     Middle East Poetry Series. June 1991.

"The Empty Fields."(poem) Black Buzzard Review 3 (1990): 25.

"Skeletons."(poem) Black Bear Review 10 (Fall/Winter 1989): 25

"Mother."(poem) Piedmont Literary Review 12.4 (1988): 31.

"Dark."(poem) Z Miscellaneous 1.3 (1987): 60.

"Hanscom Park."(poem) Plainsongs 5.1 (1984): 23.

"The Sentence."(poem) Up Against the Wall, Mother 4.2 (1984):32.


“’Living under a Sky That Has Meaning’:  Valuing the Liberal Arts and Engaged Learning.”  Lenoir-Rhyne Faculty Retreat.  May 13, 2009.  Hickory, NC.

“Defining Global Learning in the Core.”  With William Burgos and Cynthia M. Patterson.  Shared Futures Global Learning Forum.  AAC&U Conference.  March 19-21, 2009.  Philadelphia, PA

.“Beyond the Rhetoric of Civic Engagement: Designing Course-Based Assignments that Engage and Directly Assess Students’ Civic Learning.”  With Bud Warner and Beverly Bryde.  General Education, Assessment, and the Learning Students Need.  AAC&U Conference.  February 2009.  Baltimore, MD.

“The General Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar as a Capstone for General Education.”  With Barbara Gordon, Megan Conklin, and Jean Schwind. 

“Wholeness” in General and Liberal Education.  AGLS Conference.  September 2008.  Asheville, NC. “Assessing Distribution Requirements in General Education.”  NCICU Assessment Conference.  May 2008.  Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. 

“Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning within the New American College Context.”  With Marcia McDonald, Francine Navakas, and Bruce Callen.  ANAC Summer Institute.  June 2007.  Elon, NC.

 “Planning Assessments to Meet Evolving External Standards.”  With Stephen Braye and Nancy Midgette.  AAC&U Conference:  General Education and Outcomes That Matter in a Changing World.  March 2006.  Phoenix, AZ

.“Student Teacher Supervision.”  North CarolinaEnglish Teachers Association Conference.  October 2004.  Charlotte, NC

.“The Challenge of Connected Learning.”  With Anne Simpkins, Jane Wellford, Judith Howard and Ken Lee.  Teaching and Learning Conference.  Elon College, NC.  September 1999

"When Surfing Is Part of the Curriculum: Technology Portfolios in the Methods Classroom"North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference. October 1998. Wilmington, NC.

"Helping Students Speak as Teachers: Uniting English Education and the Writing Center."Presented with Steve Braye and David Walsh. National Council of Teachers of English. March 1998. Albuquerque, NM.

"Global Studies and Individual Development: How Does Thinking about Change Change the Way We Think (and Teach)?"Presented with Michael Ulrich. Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies. October 1997. Boone, NC.

"The PRAXIS Challenge: Can We Prepare Them for the Test without Teaching to the Test?"North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference. October 1997.     High Point, NC

."Surfing the Net, Untangling the Web: Effective Use of the Internet in Teaching English."Presented with Barbara Plumblee and Kim Beane. North Carolina English Teachers Association. Winston-Salem, NC. October 1996.

"Teaching the Next Generation of English Teachers." North CarolinaEnglish Teachers Association. Winston-Salem, NC. October 1996.

"Finding the Child to Become an Adult: A Transactional Analysis of Getting Out, ‘night, Mother, and Traveler in the Dark." Southern Writers’ Symposium: Marsha Norman: Solitary Confinement. Methodist College. Fayetteville, NC. March 1996.

"Making It Real: Preparing Methods Students to Face the Real Classroom."North Carolina English Teachers Association. Raleigh, NC. October 1995

."Standing by Her Man While Holding the Mike: The Tension of Feminism in Country Music."Popular Culture Association of the South. Charlotte, NC. October 1994.

"The Campus Writing Center as a Complement to the Secondary English Methods Class."National Council of Teachers of English. Portland, Oregon. March 1994

."Gender Consciousness in Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott Mysteries."Southern Writers' Symposium. Methodist College. Fayetteville, NC. October 1993.

"Waiting to Exhale: A Women's Novel or an African-American Women's Novel?"Philological Association of the Carolinas. Elon College. March 1993

."The Best Ice Cream Shops Sell Several Flavors: Encouraging Students to Use Critical Thinking Skills in Literature."Presented with Rosemary Haskell and John Herold. North Carolina English Teachers Association. High Point, North Carolina. October 1992.

"Seeking the Feminine in the Silent Snow: May Sarton's Poetry." May Sarton at 80: A Celebration of Her Life and Work.Westbrook College. Portland, Maine.  June 1992.

"The Writing Center as a Training Ground for Future Educators." Presented with Steve Braye, Patsy Shorter, Ann Hawkins, Lisa Emory, and Shannon Howell. The Southeastern Writing Center Association. Williamsburg, Virginia. April 1992

."Samuel Beckett's Play: A Metaphor for the Schopenhauerian Will." Comparative Drama Conference, Gainesville, Florida. March, 1988.

Readings of Original Poetry:

Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Auvillar, France, 2010

Elon University, 2004

North Carolina Poetry Society, 1994, 1999

Barnes and Noble, Cary, NC, 1998

Delta Kappa Gamma, 1997

North Carolina Philological Association, 1993

Laurel Theatre, 1989

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Knoxville, 1986-89

Professional Activities


Executive Learning, Inc.  Brentwood, TN.  Quality Schools Training.   1995

Peer Reviewer:

ES: Revista de Filologia Inglesa, Universidad de Valladolid, 2003-present

North CarolinaEnglish Teacher, 2004-2006


2004    Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Elon University

Chapbook, In Search of Hills:  Runner-up in Persephone Press Poetry Chapbook Contest, 1998.