Dr. Amanda Himes

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Dr. Amanda Himes

Dr. Amanda Himes

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.A., Baylor University
B.A., East Texas Baptist University


Dr. Amanda Himes' research and teaching interests include Jane Austen, 18th-19th century British literature, Gothic fiction, and detective fiction. Dr. Himes received her B.A. with distinction in English, then went on to receive a Master's degree in literature from Baylor University. While there, she tutored in the Writing Center and taught composition courses.

Dr. Himes then taught freshman English at and earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University, which awarded her a Regents' Fellowship in 2000, a Women's Studies Fellowship in 2004, and a Dissertation Fellowship in 2005. She joined the JBU faculty in 2006, and with her husband Jonathan has three children: Logan, Audrey, and Elinor. The family also has a Labrador Retriever named Queenie, a cat named Ginger Pumpkin Patches, and numerous tropical fish.

Teaching enables Dr. Himes to see mental, emotional and spiritual growth in her students and herself as they discuss literature and writing together. The students are her favorite thing about JBU.