Harriett Jernigan earned her BA in creative writing from the
University of Alabama and her PhD in German Studies at Stanford
University. At USF, she principally teaches RHET 206, Writing for
the Sciences. Harriett's interests include creative
writing, second language acquisition (SLA), cognitive grammar (CG),
and gender studies. She has published short stories as well as
research articles on applications of CG in SLA and writing courses.
She is currently examining the relationship between
transculturation and malapropisms. Her teaching philosophy
emphasizes relevant, student-centered, project-based instruction
that stretches across the disciplines and builds community.