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November 1, 2018 at 7:07 am

OHIO Today Writes about Jones’ Work as Crowl Professor of English Literature

Dr. Paul Jones, portrait

Dr. Paul Jones

OHIO Today writes about Dr. Paul Jones, the Samuel and Susan Crowl Professorship in English Literature, in a story headlined “Crowl Professorship recognizes outstanding OHIO English faculty.”

“It means a lot to me that my colleagues really think I was going to do something good with it—that I was really going to honor the professorship,” Jones said.

The professorship has allowed Jones to immerse himself in his research and special projects, which focus on American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Jones uses Poe’s work as a tool to reel students into his American literature courses and encourage them to read and learn.

“Students always want to talk about Poe,” Jones said. “Often students who know nothing about literature still know something about Poe. They get excited about Poe no matter what, but I always hope that I can use that to get them excited about other things.”

Read more in OHIO Today.

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