Meet Dr. Jodi Grimes

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Jodi Grimes
Office: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
(214) 333-5416

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of North Texas

Dr. Jodi Grimes's Background

Jodi Grimes is the English department chair and co-sponsor for Alpha Eta Xi, DBU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. 

A medievalist, Dr. Grimes has presented papers at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (UK), the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), the New Chaucer Society (Portland), and annual conferences for the Texas Medieval Association, South Central Modern Language Associations, and the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. She also has published scholarly articles in JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic PhilologyThe Chaucer Review, and Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society. Her research primarily focuses on how medieval representations of the natural world reflect and shape medieval theology, politics, and culture.  

Dr. Grimes teaches composition and rhetoric, World Literature I, British Literature surveys, Viking Saga and Romance, Nature Poetry, and Prodigal Son Narratives. She also is active in DBU’s creative writing group and supervises DBU’s DOXA Literary and Arts Magazine editorial internship.

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