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Jacquetta Ayewoh, Ph.D. (she/her)

  • English, Writing Instructors and Lecturers
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Jacquetta T. Ayewoh, Ph.D. teaches ENGW 014, 015, 055, 102, 103, and 104 at Howard University. She obtained her B.A in English/Secondary Certification from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2011), her M.A in English Literature and Composition from Millersville University of Pennsylvania (2016), and her Ph.D. at Morgan State University (2024). Dr. Ayewoh holds a Pennsylvania teaching license for grades 7-12, and has taught both middle and high school ELA from 2012-2016, she later obtained her Pennsylvania state license for Education Directors in 2016 where she quickly began working as a secondary level administrator for an alternative education program in Harrisburg, Pa. As an Education Director, Dr. Ayewoh supervised a team of teachers and support staff, revised and mandated state required curriculum for secondary students, implemented calendars for experiential learning opportunities, increased parent engagement, and created and implemented a GED/HISET curriculum. Prior to arriving to Howard, Dr. Ayewoh taught ENGL 101 and 102 at Morgan State (MD) and Bowie State University (MD) respectively.  

Dr. Ayewoh's research interests include, but are not limited to, 19th-21st century African American Literature, Black Gender Studies, Black Film and Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. 

Education & Expertise


Bachelor of Arts

English/Secondary Certification
Shippensburg University (PA)

Master of Arts

English, Writing, and Rhetoric
Millersville University (PA)

Doctor of Philosophy

Morgan State University (MD)