English

Jeff Abernathy

In June 2010, Jeff Abernathy became the 13th president of Alma College in Alma, Michigan. In addition to his duties as the college’s chief executive officer, he also teaches courses for the Alma College English Department in environmental literature.
 
He is the author of To Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the Southern Novel, published by University of Georgia Press in December 2003. The book considers the construction of race in the southern novel and American culture, using Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as archetypal text.
 

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Abernathy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Longwood College. He earned a master’s degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Florida.

Title

President

Discipline

English

Educational Background

B.A., English, Longwood College

M.A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D., American Literature, University of Florida

Rank

President

My career at Alma began in

2010