Dr. Grace Veach

Chair, Department of Arts and Science gveach@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in English, Wheaton College
MA in Library Science, Northern Illinois University
MA in English (Rhetoric & Composition), University of South Florida
PhD in English (Rhetoric & Composition), University of South Florida


Grace Veach served as a librarian at Wheaton College and Decatur Public Library before coming to Southeastern University in 2001 to serve as Library Director of Steelman Library. In 2007, she completed a second Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition and began to teach English courses at Southeastern. She became Dean of Library Services in 2008 and earned her PhD in English (Rhet./Comp.) in 2012, with a dissertation focusing on the disciplinary aspects of information literacy. In 2017, she left the library to become Chair of the Foundational Core for the School of Unrestricted Education.

Grace has published on Kenneth Burke, Latinx literature, teaching composition, and information literacy. She currently has a two-volume set under contract with the Purdue University Press in their Information Literacy Handbook series which will examine information literacy and writing studies. Volume One is due to be published in 2018 with Volume Two coming out in 2019.

Grace is a five-time undefeated Jeopardy Champion who has competed in the Tournament of Champions and the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, where she finished in the top eighteen of 155 undefeated champions (and the top three women). She enjoys traveling, reading, and playing and listening to music.