Jennie McStotts

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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Jennie McStotts is a writer and interdisciplinary scholar who can most recently be found working somewhere in the vicinity of pop culture, photography, and pedagogy. After completing her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (architecture, English, and psychology) at the University of Arizona, Jennie earned graduate degrees in historic preservation and law from the University of Georgia. In her early career, Jennie did environmental legal advocacy and published on heritage interpretation of difficult history, such as the Berlin Wall and Japanese internment camps, appearing in publications like Future Anterior and International Journal of Heritage Studies. She returned to UArizona for an MFA in creative nonfiction and most recently completed a graduate certificate in museum studies. Her later publications cover topics like biopunk sci-fi and the feminist analysis of Neil Gaiman’s fiction (MacFarland Press).

In her current role as Interim Associate Dean for academic Affairs, Jennie provides guidance to our amazing academic programs, assists in managing our academic budget, and collaborates closely with our academics team to provide the best learning experiences for Franke Honors students. They also represent Franke Honors on the Undergraduate College Academic Affairs Committee as well as the Associate Deans for Research Committee. Prior to serving in this role, Jennie served as chair of the faculty in the W.A. Franke Honors College. She teaches courses on creative writing, interdisciplinary thinking, narratives of the Southwest, writing about photography, and developing an honors thesis. She has works-in-progress on the performance of emotional intelligence in male-male romance, the design and implementation of interdisciplinary first-year curriculum, and the educational efficacy of technology in museum spaces. 


“Inverting the Fairy Tale: The Value of the Complex Female in ‘Chivalry.’”
In Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose, McFarland Press

"The Second Fall of the Berlin Wall: Examining the Hildebrandt Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie" 

In Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation

"Internment in the Desert: A Critical Review of Manzanar National Historic Site"

In International Journal of Heritage Studies