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Dr. Pam Jordan-Long

Professional Writing Department

 

     
     

Department Chair & Professor of Professional Writing & Director of the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends

Office Location: NS 202
Phone: (765) 998-5591
Email: pmjordan-long@taylor.edu

Specialties: Victorian Fiction, English Education, George MacDonald, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien

 

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Pamela Jordan-Long

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., 1997 Ball State University

Major:  British and American Literature

Cognate:  English Education

 

M.A., 1992 Indiana Wesleyan University

Major:  Ministerial Education

 

M.A., 1982 Ball State University

Major: English Education

 

B.S., 1978 Taylor University

Major: English   

Minor:  Psychology

EXPERIENCE

 

2009-present           

Taylor University

Professor of Professional Writing

Chair Department of Professional Writing

Director Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis & Friends

 

1992-2009

Taylor University Fort Wayne

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor of English

Chair Department of Professional Communication

1991-1992

Taylor University, Upland, IN

Adjunct Instructor of English

Indiana Vocational College - Kokomo, IN

Adjunct Instructor of English

 

1990-1991

George Washington High School

English Teacher

1988-1990

Indiana Wesleyan University 

Resident Director

Coordinator of Leadership Development

Coordinator of Mentoring Program

Adjunct Professor of English

1978-1988         

Jones Middle School

English and Psychology Teacher

           

1989-1992            

Camp Wildwood

Assistant Camp Director

 

1976-1977                       

Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home

Summer School Teacher

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Leadership Development
  • Expository Writing and English Composition
  • Writing for Teachers
  • Writing for Business
  • Writing Fantasy
  • British Literature
  • World Masterpieces
  • American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • The Novel
  • Shakespeare
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Grammar and Linguistics
  • The Junior High/Middle School
  • General Secondary Methods
  • Discipline and Classroom Management
  • World Changers Seminar
  • Seminars on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, & George MacDonald
  • The Writer’s Craft

 

HONORS

 

Who’s Who in America

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Empire Who’s Who

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

co-author with David Neuhouser and Kristen Prillwitz. “Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis and Friends.” Orts: The George MacDonald Society Newsletter. Spring 2002: 9-10.

“Rev. of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: A Reference Guide by Barbara Heavilin. Steinbeck Yearbook III, 2003.

“A Doubting Thomas and His Challengers: George MacDonald’s Answer to the Victorian Crisis of Faith.” Wingfold. Summer 2003: 44-48.

“The Enigmatic Veil: A Study of the Use of a Veil as Symbol in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’ and C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces.”  LampPost. 27:2 , 2003.

George MacDonald’s Version of Hamlet: A Response to Paul Priest’s Review of The Tragedie of Hamlet.”  Northwind no. 23, 2004.

*list of freelance publications available upon request

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

"C.S. Lewis on Myth." Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. Baylor University, October 6, 1995.

"The  Search for Meaning: Christian Values in Tennessee Williams's Night of the Iguana."  Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. Harding University, Oct. 3, 1997.

"George MacDonald's Answer to the Victorian Crisis of Faith." Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C. S. Lewis and Friends.  Taylor University, Nov. 15, 1997.

“The Hamlet Manuscript” Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis and Friends. Taylor University. Nov. 16-18, 2001.

“The Enigmatic Veil: A Study of the Use of a Veil in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’ and C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces.” MYTHCON XXXIV.  Nashville, TN July 25-28, 2003.

“Reflections on Hamlet from the Inklings.” 7th Annual C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, LeTourneau University, April 1-2, 2004.

“George MacDonald’s Unpublished Annotated Manuscript of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, Oral Roberts University, April 1-2, 2005.

“’. . . but he is good.’ George MacDonald’s Theology Expressed in Aslan.” C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, John Brown University, Mar. 3-4, 2006.

“A Redeemed Life: Edmund Pevensie as an Example of Lewis’s New Kind of Man.”  C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Society, Christian Writers Conference, Grove City College, April 4-5, 2008.

“Reflections of the New Man in The Chronicles of Narnia.” Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C. S. Lewis and Friends, Taylor University, May 29-June 1, 2008.

ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES:

 

National Council of Teachers of English

Indiana College English Association

National Middle School Association

Conference on Christianity and Literature

Collegiate Press Editorial Advisory Board

George MacDonald Society

C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Society

Christian Community Development Association

Ivy Tech State College General Education Advisory Committee

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

 

Co-youth sponsor, Westminster Presbyterian Church

Co-Bible quiz coach, West Morris Street Free Methodist Church

Delegate to Indiana State Teachers Association General Assembly

Executive board member and Executive Secretary, Indiana Cheerleader Assoc.

Recording Secretary, Alpha Ro Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa

Chaplain, Alpha Ro Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa

Counselor, Camp Wildwood (Wabash Conference of Free Methodist Church)

Sunday School Teacher, Village Green Free Methodist Church

Habitat for Humanity volunteer

Tutor for Project Incentive

Tutor for Hoosier College Preparatory Program

Reviewer for Church Libraries

Editor for Fort Wayne Urban League

Judge for Sterling Sentinel Awards, Fort Wayne Newspapers

Community Engagement Task Force member Fellowship Missionary Church

Acting Coach for Summer Arts Camp Fellowship Missionary Church