Dr. Jaynes teaches a variety of English general education literature courses as well as rhetoric and composition. He also teaches in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the UTC Honors College. Courses he has designed and delivered include Ecofeminism and American Masculinities (WSTU), Popular Horror Fiction (UHON), and Power, Gender and Influence (LEAD). He has lectured nationally on animal ethics and feminism, and his academic and creative work has appeared in dozens of diverse outlets. He is the single author of Elephants Among Us: Two Performing Elephants in 20th Century America (2013, Earth Books). Dr. Jaynes also co-founded the long-running Awake and Engage(d) Documentary Film Series and is the founder of The Lunar Forum.

Research and/or Creative Interests
Instructional Delivery Style, Human Learning Theory, Creative Writing, Fiction Feminism, Animal Ethics, and many others

Teaching Interests
General Education, Literature, and Composition

Teaching Approach
Socratic. Experimental.

What are your expectations of students?
Open Mind.

What's something about you that might surprise your students?
I have far­reaching professional and personal interests that span many disciplines. Students are sometimes surprised to find out that I have taught 17 different courses at UTC spanning both divisions (1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 levels). Counting my last teaching job, I have taught a total of 19 different college courses since 2004. I have also had over 25 wide ­ranging and diverse jobs since I began working at 16, and I was voluntarily unemployed for most of my twenties. I also wrote a book about elephants. Bob Barker likes it.