Jeannie Gauthier, Ph.D.

Jeannie Gauthier, Ph.D.

Chair, Division of Language and Literature; Associate Professor of English


About Dr. Jeannie Gauthier

Dr. Jeannie Gauthier first became part of the Louisiana Christian University family as a college freshman majoring in English Education.  After graduation, she began her teaching career at Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria, Louisiana.  After several years of teaching, she began working on her graduate studies at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, with concentrations in Early American Literature, Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition.  Dr. Gauthier’s Christian faith has led her to research topics such as the theme of redemption in literature, as well as the influence of Christianity on the development of American culture.  These themes informed the writing of her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation.


“James Fenimore Cooper’s Natty Bumppo: Early American Conservationist” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, “Stewardship of Creation”
Waco, TX, October 24-26, 2018

“Pilgrimage in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Agnes of Sorrento” Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Montreat, NC, April 28-30, 2016

“The Virtuous Woman: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Agnes of Sorrento” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston, TX, September 19-21, 2013

“John L’Herueux’s ‘Departures’ from the Priesthood”
South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, LA, March 7-9, 2013


  • PhD University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • MA University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • BA Louisiana Christian University

Academic Programs

  • BA English
  • BA English Education

“The most important thing I can do for my students is to model the great love of Christ and to instill in them the importance of loving God with their minds.”