Jennifer joined the English department faculty in 2010. She holds a B.A. in English Education from Shorter College and an M.A. in English from Clemson University. While working on her M.A. at Clemson, she also studied for a semester at Oxford University before completing work toward her Ph.D. in English at the University of Georgia. Before coming to Darlington, Jennifer was an assistant professor of English and the Writing Center founder and director at Shorter College. She was also named Junior Faculty Teacher of the Year at Shorter in 2009. Since her time at Darlington, Jennifer has presented at several conferences throughout the Southeast on her work with design thinking in the classroom and was named STAR Teacher for Darlington School, the Rome/Floyd County School Districts, and for Region I. During the summer, she is also a certified College Board grader for the AP Literature and Composition exam. She is the mother of Grant (’23) and Quinn Sikes (’31).