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Jenna Altherr Flores


Jenna Altherr Flores is majoring in Language Use, and minoring in Language Pedagogy. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, with a minor in Greek and Roman Studies from Rhodes College, an M.A. in Classical Languages and Classical Archaeology from Florida State University, and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona. Jenna teaches English literacy and English as a Second Language in the Refugee Education Program at Pima Community College Adult Basic Education for College and Career, and also volunteers with Iskashitaa Refugee Network. For the University of Arizona English Department, she teaches introductory English language and linguistics, and first-year composition for domestic and international students. Jenna is Chair-Elect of TESOL International’s Refugee Concerns Interest Section, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of AZTESOL's Teachers of Refugees Interest Section, and was a member of the Arizona Refugee Strategic Planning Committee for Language and Literacy. Prior to joining the SLAT doctoral program, Jenna served in the Peace Corps in Belize for 33 months, where she was an English as a Second Language and English literacy teacher trainer and instructor. She also taught high school Latin for three years and worked as a field archaeologist in Athens, Greece for five years. She is a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow, and works as the summer Graduate Program Coordinator of the UA Coverdell Fellows program. In her free time, she enjoys running, and hiking in beautiful southern Arizona with her husband and their energetic Weimaraner.

Last updated 31 Oct 2016