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 the English Minor which provides students in other majors the opporunity to pair their primary area of study with the skills in reading, writing, interpretation, and critical analysis that the English Department develops in undergraduates.  

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 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

Tami Haaland
Professor of English

Dr. Thomas Nurmi
Associate Professor of English

Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach
Professor of English

Dr. Deborah Schaffer
Professor of English


Majors in English