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Ms. Jane Whitaker
Assistant Professor

J. Whitaker

Jane Moir Whitaker is a native of Nova Scotia, Canada where she obtained a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1988 from Acadia University. She taught public school and was a clarinetist with Symphony Nova Scotia for the next four years. She moved to Kentucky in 1992, where she obtained a Master of Divinity in pastoral care from Southern Theological Seminary in 1995. She also began doctoral studies in philosophy and religion, with an emphasis in phenomenology and perception. In 1995 she began work in a two year Clinical program as a hospital chaplain at the Alliant Health System in Louisville, KY. She was chaplain to the oncology unit of Kosair’s Children’s Hospital for two years and continued studies in grief therapy with children and their families.

Jane and her husband, Dean moved to Williamsburg in 1997, when he was hired at Cumberland College as the Director of Campus Ministries. Over the last 10 years, Jane has served Cumberland as Director of the Leadership and Community Services Program, Director of Mountain Outreach, and adjunct faculty in Religion and Philosophy. They have three children, Katherine, Caeden and Gavin.