Janie Hinds, Ph.D

Professor Emerita (English), Director (Liberal Studies), Chancellor Award Recipient for Faculty Service
(585) 395-5712
Office: Liberal Arts 247


  • PhD, English, University of Tulsa, 1989
  • MA, English, University of Tulsa, 1984
  • BA, English, University of Oklahoma, 1982

Areas of Specialty

  • Early American Literature
  • African-American Literature

Courses Taught

Courses taught from 1989 to the present, Howard University (1989-1992), University of Northern Colorado (1992-2003), and SUNY Brockport (2003-present):

  • Legacies of Slavery
  • Advanced Writing in the Discipline (graduate research methods)
  • After the Slave Narrative
  • Honors Composition
  • Captivity and Slavery in Early America
  • Senior Seminar: Pain and Plague
  • Senior Seminar: Madness and Pain
  • American Gothic
  • Early American Gothic
  • American Literature I (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Business Writing
  • Survey of American Literature
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Masterpieces of American Literature
  • Techniques of the Novel
  • African-American Literature
  • American Modernism and Postmodernism (separate graduate and undergraduate courses)
  • American Literature to 1865 (graduate)
  • Antiquity and the Classical Age
  • The Waste Land (course in background texts to this iconic poem)