Listening Lyrics Oct 17th, 2014 with Dr. Andy Jones

Dr. Andy visits KDRT and Listening Lyrics. The topic is poetry in today's popular music culture. Listen NOW

Education:   Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1996),  M.A., University of California, Davis (1992),  B.A., Boston University (1989)


Andy Jones has taught for the English Department and the University Writing Program since 1990. Originally trained as a poet and interpreter of poetry, Andy has taught classes at UC Davis on TS Eliot, the Poetry of the Beat Generation, and Close Reading of Poetry, as well as the Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop. As a Lecturer in the University Writing Program, Andy enjoys teaching pre-professional writing classes, and counts among his favorites Writing in Fine Arts, Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education, which he has taught once or twice a year since 1996, and UWP 104C: Journalism. Andy was named “Educator of the Year” by the Associated Students of UC Davis in 2006.


Formerly coordinator of the University Writing Program's Computer-Aided Instruction Program, Andy loves to teach in computer classrooms, and now also serves the campus as Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, where he advises faculty on instructional technology and recent research in adult learning, and edits The Wheel, the campus Instructional Technology Blog. From 2005 to 2010 Andy coordinated the Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program and co-coordinated the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, both sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In 2008 Andy gave the Plenary Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the University of California, Office of the President, President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and in 2009 and 2010, Andy joined a delegation of faculty that provided faculty development at the Nara Institute on Science and Technology in Nara, Japan. 


Committed to outreach and encouraging cross-disciplinary thinking, Andy serves as faculty advisor to The Voice, the campus Undergraduate Health Journal; works with undergraduate creative writers as the faculty advisor to Nameless Magazine, the undergraduate journal of creative writing at UC Davis; speaks before groups of students assembled by Student Advising, the McNair Scholars Program, Professors for the Future, and the UC Davis Medical School’s Post-Baccalaureate Program; and hosts "Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour" on radio station KDVS. He is also the Chair of the Cultural Action Committee of the City of Davis. His recent publications include an essay on teaching with Twitter in Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media, on Beat Art and Poetry in Lifescapes Magazine, and a book of poetry, Split Stock, that Andy co-authored with Writing Program colleague Brad Henderson. Currently Andy is working on a new book, Cages, and enjoys co-hosting the bimonthly Poetry Night Reading Series at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis (see Andy lives in Davis with his wife, Kate, and their three children, Geneva, Jackson, and Truman.