Janneal Gifford

Academic Advisor



Ms. Gifford joined the College of Nursing and Health Professions staff in March 2014 and is an academic advisor for students in the BSN program. She holds a master’s degree in English, and a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with teaching and research interests in first-year English composition, multimodal composition, the theories and rhetoric of gender and sexuality, and academic advising, She has taught first-year English composition at Purdue Northwest and has also been a certified substitute teacher. She has presented a research paper at the Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference, has published an article in Pastels: A Journal of Creative Communication, and has written a blog for NACADA. Her awards include first place in The Stark-Tinkham Writing Awards Graduate Critical Essay in 2009 and 2010 and the Laura McMullen Cross Scholarship from Wichita State University. Ms. Gifford is a member of NACADA, Valparaiso University’s Council of Academic Advisors, and the Presidential Commission for an Inclusive Valparaiso Community (CIVC).