Welcome to the English Program

The mission of the undergraduate English Program is to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the development and aesthetic achievement of literatures in English, including the cultural, linguistic, and historical influences on English, American and world literatures. 


Our program has three  primary areas of study -- Literature, Linguistics, and Creative Writing -- and offers two majors: the B.A. in English and the B.A. in English with the Teaching Licensure Option.  We also offer two minors: the English Minor (with emphasis on Professional Writing, Creative Writing, or Literature) and the English Minor with the Teaching Licensure Option.


Our faculty is dedicated to the teacher-scholar model of higher education, and our faculty members are engaged in research and writing projects that support and extend the work of the classroom.


For more detail, please see the individual plans of study listed to the right, and contact our Department Chair, Professor Tami Haaland,  with any questions.


Faculty in English


Dr. Rachel Schaffer
Professor of English

Department Chair


Dr. David  Craig
Director of the Honors Program

Adjunct Professor of English 


Dr. Brian Dillon

Professor of English


Tami Haaland

Professor of English


Dr. Thomas Nurmi
Assistant Professor of English

Faculty Profile


Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach
Professor of English


Dr. Deborah Schaffer
Professor of English



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