Joann Quiñones, Ph.D.

Associate professor of English

Email:[email protected]

Department: African and African American Studies
Creative Writing

Location: Carpenter Hall Room 312
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I teach a variety of courses in literature and culture with a particular focus on the literature, arts and crafts of the African diaspora. I direct the College’s McNair Scholars Program and was instrumental in securing funding for the program from the U.S. Department of Education. I am also a published poet.


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Professional memberships

Scholarly interest

I am researching how different African American writers interpret, discuss and create literary works around their experiences traveling to different parts of the world.

Published works

Joann Quiñones. “Poem for M.” and “The Language of Leaving.” Aaduna Review. (Forthcoming) 

Joann Quiñones. “Ere Ibeji.” and “Cancer Poem #2.” Acentos Review. Web. 13 November 2013. 

Joann Quiñones. “A Bronx New Year’s Eve.” Callaloo 36.2 (2013): 250-251. Project MUSE. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.