South Africa Study Abroad

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Meet the Faculty

Course Leader 2007-Present
Dr. Prudence Layne is Associate Professor of English & Coordinator of African & African-American Studies at Elon. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami (Florida), and her Masters in English and Bachelor degrees in English and Political Science from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her research & teaching specialties include Caribbean and African-American literatures, gender & women's studies, postcolonial studies, hybridity, and confinement narratives.  She created Elon's Winter term study abroad program to Souh Africa after her own experience their as an undergraduate at Howard University. Contact:

Co-Leader Winter 2008-2010
Sandra L. Reid is Lecturer in the Department of Human Services. She has spent the last 21 years working as a professional in the juvenile justice system. This work with African-American families fueled her scholarly and research interest and led her back to Elon University, her alma mater. Her familiarity with some of the supports and stresses that affect the Black family unit in the United States, as well as the social and political issues important to its well being, provide an invaluable comparative study to the Black South African family unit. Contact:

Co-Leader Winter 2011
Dt. Jean Rattigan-Rohr is Associate Professor of Education. Her work in the Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) with struggling readers and their families increases teachers’ awareness of the manner in which students’ social context (family, neighborhood, etc.) affects educational achievement, enabling them to address social justice issues affecting students’ capacity to learn. She also equips teacher-candidates with the skills required to interact effectively with families, particularly culturally different families. She will use her expertise in developing reading competencies and literacies in our South African service projects. Contact:


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Prudence Layne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English &
Coordinator of African/African-American Studies

2338 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-5618 • Fax: 336-278-2014