Dr. Jacquelyn Markham has devoted much of her scholarly and creative work to writing and publishing her own poetry and researching the poetry of American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman, presenting papers on Gilman research at the International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, University of Montana, Missoula (2011) and the American Literature Association (ALA) Fiction Symposium (2011), Savannah. She has collected, introduced, and annotated Charlotte Perkins Gilman's poetry, over 500 poems published in the years 1884-1935. Several Gilman manuscripts are under review for publication, two of which are conference proceedings presented at conferences.
In 2012, Split Oak Press published poetry written especially for an Adrienne Rich tribute anthology and a long poem was published in Shepherd University’s Anthology of Appalachian Writers (Ron Rash, Volume IV). She was invited to read at the Appalachian Heritage Writers Festival at Shepherd University (WV) in September to celebrate the release of the AAW anthology. As a dedicated educator, Markham has also researched and presented on pedagogy, most recently for the online classroom. She has shared her research on multimodal literacy with South University colleagues in an English Department Faculty Development session (2011), as co-presenter at the Education Management Corporation Virtual Conference (2012), and is scheduled to present with a South University panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) in Durham, NC, in November, 2012. Active regionally in the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association and SAMLA, statewide and locally in the South Carolina and Georgia Poetry societies, and as a South Carolina Humanities Scholar and South Carolina Arts Commission grant recipient, she lectures, conducts workshops, gives readings, and judges poetry contests at local libraries and cultural centers in support of her lifelong commitment to cultural enrichment.
Dr. Jacquelyn Markham holds a PhD from Florida State University in Creative Writing and American Literature after 1865, an MA in Creative Writing, and a BA in English and History. She has been teaching for South University since 2006, joining the fulltime faculty in 2008. Serving as one of the Founding Editors of the online student arts and literary journal, Asynchronous, she is currently developing a proposed Creative Writing course for South University.