Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus recently announced that Jennifer Daniels will be the new Dean of Language and Literature for the campus. Daniels, who has served as interim dean for the past year, received her Master of Fine Arts in poetry and Master of Arts in literature from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Daniels was adjunct faculty for several years before officially joining the Annandale faculty in 2001. She also previously served as associate dean of the division, and from 2004-2007 and 2011-2014 as assistant dean of the English department. Moving forward, Daniels said she is working on her goals for the department for the 2017-18 academic year and is excited to continue supporting students and working with the faculty and staff at NOVA-Annandale.
“Languages and literature are significant studies because this study can lead to a nuanced understanding of our complex world. The ability to read carefully, think critically and communicate clearly in more than one language are skills students need to be successful in the global marketplace and to be engaged citizens,” Daniels said. “My goal is to continue to support the excellent work being done by the faculty and staff as they engage students in the study of languages and literature.”
Faculty, staff and Annandale Provost Pam Hilbert welcome Daniels to the position and recognize that she has been very involved in campus, division and college activities while working at NOVA and also serves on various committees and does what she can to make sure NOVA’s students receive the best education possible.
Daniels is affiliated with the American Academy of Poets, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English among others. She is also the author of the 2016 book of poetry Wedding Pulls (Hub City Press), has published works in numerous anthologies and journals and has presented readings in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington State.
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