Since joining the BYU English faculty in 1996, Jacqueline Thursby has specialized in creating pedagogy which combines folklore, mythology, and young adult literature. She teaches classes in secondary English methods, world literature, folklore, women’s folklore and culture, and myth/legend/folktale. She has published several articles about the construction of student discussion and writing in secondary language arts classrooms. She has also published articles in folklore, ethnography, and American Studies and served on various editorial boards. A folklorist, she has written six books since joining BYU in 1996.
PhD, Bowling Green, 1994
Folklore, World and American Literature, English Education