Tiffany Rowland, Graduate Teaching Instructor
Office: Morrill 217
I am a first-year M.A. English Literature graduate student from Ruther Glen, Virginia--needless to say, Fargo is quite different from anything I am familiar with. It is about a 26 hour drive without including gas, food, and breaks; it's a 40 hour drive when you add me into the equation. Thankfully, I have a truly supportive family who braved the trip to move me out here.
I received my B.A. in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where I concentrated heavily on British literature, women's literature, and any classes that I could get my hands on involving gender issues. I was very much involved in the small, yet visible, feminist scene on the JMU campus where I spent a year writing for JMU's feminist literary zine SisterSpeak.
At NDSU I am teaching two sections of English 120 College Composition. I hope to possibly put in motion a feminist zine during my time at NDSU, and I plan on writing my dissertation on Virginia Woolf and any one of her contributions to the Modernist movement. Besides my academic obsessions, my fiancÚ and I have two miniature daschunds, Romeo and Autumn (sadly, both remain in Virginia with my fiancÚ), whom I talk about every chance I get. I also love crocheting with a good glass of Virginia wine by my side.