Dr. Janet Youga
Degrees & Credentials: 2005-13 M.A. Theology, Hartford Theological Seminary; 1978-83: Ph.D., Rhetorical Theory and Stylistics, University of Iowa; 1976-78 M.A., Expository Writing, University of Iowa; 1973-75 B.A., English Education, Northern Illinois University;1970-73 A.A. Thornton Community College
Professional Interests: Specializes in English Secondary Education, teaching methods and educational theory courses. English courses include Bible as Literature, Bible in Film, History of Spiritual Autobiography, and Classical Rhetoric.
Professional Background: Previously taught at Illinois State University and Gordon College in Massachusetts before coming to Keene State in 1992.
Awards & Accolades: William Thompson Scholarship for Excellence in Biblical Research from Hartford Seminary; KSC Distinguished Teacher ; Outstanding Woman of New Hampshire; Full accreditation from NCATE for English Education Program; Writer for College’s successful NEASC accreditation report
Dr. Jan Youga joined the faculty at Keene State College after teaching English Education at a large, public state university in the Midwest for five years and then spending four years as Director of Writing at Gordon College, a small, private liberal arts school on the North Shore of Boston. She applied to Keene State because she wanted to return to public school teaching but also wanted the smaller college atmosphere. KSC also afforded her the opportunity to teach both English and Education courses, as well as to expand her interests in the ancient world through biblical and rhetorical studies.