Joyce O. Jenkins, the director of the Center for Teaching and e-Learning at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, died on August 18. She was 67 years old.
Dr. Jenkins joined the staff at Arkansas Baptist College in 2012 as vice president for academic affairs. In 2014, she stepped down from this post to take a faculty position leading the Center for Teaching and e-Learning. She also served as chair of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network at the college.
Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas Baptist College, Dr. Jenkins had a 26-year career at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. There she served as chair of the department of English and foreign languages.
Dr. Jenkins held a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Mississippi. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.