Jeanne Dutton

Assistant Professor of English

B.A. Skidmore College
M.F.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks
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A graduate of Skidmore College and the University of Alaska MFA program in Fiction, Jeanne Dutton is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Developmental Writing at Hiram College. She is the 2016 Katherine Feather Fellow for Faculty Development and has authored two young adult novels published under the name J. T. Dutton. The courses she teaches at Hiram include Creative Writing, First Year Writing, and Basics of Exposition. Her philosophy of teaching involves setting the bar high on writing assignments so that students reach their fullest potential. Her outside interests span the gamut of yoga, horseback riding, travel and walking the dog. Originally from Connecticut, she has lived a block from the beach in Maine and in a one room log cabin in Alaska. She considers Hiram College and Northeast Ohio an exciting place to be.


  • Creative Writing-Young Adult Fiction
  • Basics of Creative Writing
  • First Year Writing Seminar-Dangerous Youth
  • First Year Writing Seminar-Discreet Madness
  • Writing About Folklore
  • Basics of Exposition

Research Interests

  • Developmental Writing
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Contemporary Adolescent Fiction
  • Adolescent Literature and Coming-of-Age Novels of the 18th through 21st centuries

Selected Publications


  • Stranded HarperTeen 2010
  • Freaked: A Novel HarperTeen 2009

Recent Presentations

  • (Panel Moderator), Lake Erie Ink
    - Cleveland Heights, OH, July 2013, 2014
  • What Should Teens be Reading—Panel of Authors of Young Adult Literature
    - Hiram College, March 2012
  • Visiting Writer, Midwest Writers Conference
    - Ball Statue University, July 2012
  • Young Adult Panelist, Great Lakes Independent Bookstore Assn. Annual Meeting
    - Detroit, MI, October 2010
  • Rewriting Happily Ever After—A Rediscovery of Literary Journeys for Girls
    - National Council of Teachers of English Author Panel, Orlando, FL, November 2010
  • Visiting Writer, University of Alaska MFA Program
    - University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, April 2010

Current Projects

  • No Prince Charming—an literary market coming of age novel
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