The English program prepares students for careers that require communication skills, cultural breadth, strong writing and research skills, and an ability to read, synthesize, and analyze written material.

Courses include literary history and analysis, professional writing, and creative writing. Students also can pursue a minor or concentration in Professional Writing, and independent study opportunities are available.

The English major and minor are associated with the Department of English. A major requires 10 courses and a minor requires six. Students may also seek Secondary or Upper Elementary Education Certification in English/Language Arts. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.

Additional Resources

English Department Brochure


Annette Drew-Bear
Annette Drew-Bear, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Richard F. Easton, M.A.
Professor Emeritus, Director of Conflict and Resolution Studies Concentration

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Jonathan A. Gottschall, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of English

Ronald P. Grummick, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of English

Jennifer Harding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program

Arlan E. Hess, M.F.A.
Instructor of English
Carolyn Kyler
Carolyn Kyler, Ph.D.
Professor of English; Director of Gender and Women's Studies

Lauryn S. Mayer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Kay McEvoy
Kathleen A. McEvoy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Andrew A. Mulvania, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Dana Shiller
Dana J. Shiller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of English
Linda Troost
Linda L. Troost, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Todd Verdun
Todd Verdun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Course Requirements