University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Faculty - Jenny Grosvenor

Jenny Grosvenor

Jenny Grosvenor, Lecturer

  • M.F.A Bennington College, 2012
  • M.A. Columbia University, 1987
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Writing & Literature; Rhetoric & Composition

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-3838 Office: 417 Old Mill

Spring 2018 Office Hours: T, TH 10:00 - 11:00, 4:15 - 5:15, and by appointment

Courses taught: Written Expression, Expository Writing, Introduction to Poetry, Types of Literature, Composition for Tech Majors, Writing in the Sciences



Jenny Grosvenor’s passion for the written word was ignited at Smith College by fellow alumna, Sylvia Plath, and continued post-graduate, first, in publishing, at Time-Life Books in Alexandria, Virginia, then at LIFE and Sports Illustrated Magazines in Manhattan. During this time, she received her Masters in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. After many writing projects -- book editing, PR, writing magazine articles, directing and producing advertising videos -- and multiple lives -- a move from Manhattan to the mountains of Vermont, four babies, two weddings, and a funeral (not necessarily in that order) -- Grosvenor recently completed an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature and, alongside teaching, continues to work on her own creative nonfiction, including a memoir.