Dr. Jared Griffin

Associate Professor
Phone: (907) 486-1229
Fax: (907) 486-1257

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM in The Learning Center

Dr. Jared Griffin received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English in 2003 and a Master of Higher Education in English Instruction in 2004 from Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas.  In December 2009 he received a Ph.D. in English from Texas Christian University.  His areas of focus were early 20th century American literature, critical race studies, apocalyptic studies, and adaptation theory.

Since 2007 he has been an assistant professor in the English department at the Kodiak campus of the University of Alaska at Anchorage, Kodiak, Alaska, where he teaches composition, American and World literary studies, media and film studies, graphic novel studies, and developmental English.  He is a member of the Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Knowing that a conventional question of English instructors is, “Who are your favorite writers?”, Dr. Griffin finds it easier to say who his least favorite writers are.  For example, he can’t stand Stephanie Meyer, Philip Roth, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Isaac Asimov, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Everyone else is either great, awesome, or bearable.

Dr. Griffin loves to explore different genres of literature and film, and plans to offer more creative classes: steampunk, vampire literature, Shakespeare studies, religious/devotional literature, sports literature, and literature of the sea.  He is always open to suggestions from students about different kinds of classes to offer.