Jesse Bishop is a doctoral candidate at UWG and Associate Professor of English at Georgia Highlands College; he researches social media, student engagement, Digital Humanities, and instructional design & technologies.
Jesse Bishop has been teaching at Georgia Highlands College for a decade, serving in a variety of roles. A graduate of Floyd College (now GHC) and the University of West Georgia, he holds degrees in psychology, English, and soon a doctorate in Education focusing on School Improvement and Instructional Technology. In 2010-2011, he was named a Governor's Teaching Fellow in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching composition, literature, creative writing, and interdisciplinary courses, he advises the student staff of GHC's literary magazine, Old Red Kimono.
His research interests include social media use in higher education, student engagement, research-based writing pedagogy, instructional design and technologies, Digital Humanities, Herman Melville, Tony Hoagland, and representations of masculinity in contemporary American poetry and prose. His poetry and essays have been published in several journals.
A native of Jacksonville, FL, he now resides in Rome, with his wife, daughter, son, and a completely neurotic dog. Currently, he is in a very complicated relationship with his dissertation, which focuses on student use of social networking sites and student engagement at access institutions. When not teaching, reading, researching, writing, or grading papers (like that happens), he enjoys coaching his daughter's soccer team, attending Rome Braves' baseball and Falcons' football games, watching horror films, and going to concerts.