People in conversation

Jennifer West, PhD

Academic Associate
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Dr. Jennifer West is an Academic Associate at Essential Partners. She helps facilitate trainings for faculty in using dialogic practices in the college classroom.

As a writing teacher, Jennifer has been helping college students connect their convictions to their stories for 15 years in a variety of settings. She currently serves as the Director of First-Year Writing and the Coordinator of the Writing Center at Gordon College. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University and a B.A. and M.A. in English from Mississippi College.

Originally from Jackson, MS, before moving to New England in 2015, Jennifer had spent her entire life in the Deep South. She lives in Gloucester with her husband and two daughters, where she enjoys walking by the ocean in the summer and baking in the winter.