Professor of EnglishEmail
Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7246
Field of Study: English
Office: English Department
Dr. Whit Jones is a professor of English at Bryan College, where he has taught a wide range of courses for over thirty-one years. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and completed his undergraduate degree in English Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Driven by his passion for literature, he pursued his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he conducted research on Southern Novelist Walker Percy, earning recognition for his dissertation. Dr. Jones has published various literary works, including articles and entries in reference books. Alongside his academic pursuits, he has actively served his church community and taught Sunday School classes. Together with his wife, he has home-schooled their four children and cherishes their expanding family, filled with beloved grandchildren. Throughout his time at Bryan College, Dr. Jones has found joy in fostering strong teacher-student relationships and integrating Christian faith with his academic subjects, emphasizing the significance of literature in teaching universal human truth.
We Bryan English professors believe that literature has meaning, that it teaches universal human truth, and that all truth is God’s truth—consistent with scripture.
— Dr. Whit Jones
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