M. Francine Jennings, a former public school teacher in special education and ESOL, serves as adjunct faculty in the Creative Arts and Learning and PhD in Educational Studies programs. With experience as a performing artist and teaching artist, she trains teachers across disciplines to integrate the arts into their classrooms and to conduct arts-based research. Over the years, she has worked in several positions of leadership, including curriculum developer, special education supervisor, ESL coordinator, and community theater director. She has taught courses in special education, educational leadership, ESOL, diversity, curriculum and instruction, and arts integration. Dr. Jennings has been traveling around the country portraying Harriet Tubman for over 20 years.
Education: BS, Virginia Union University; M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ed.D., Virginia Tech University (Educational Leadership)