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The Department of English offers courses in literary history and analysis, creative writing, and professional writing. Each student learns to read with comprehension, insight and appreciation; write with competence, grace and authority in both academic and practical settings; speak with clarity and confidence; and understand literature and literary history. The program prepares students for careers that require communication skills, creative expression, cultural breadth, strong writing and research skills, and an ability to analyze and produce written material. For more information, check out the College Catalog and the English Department Brochure.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them many advantages for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • as editors
  • as writers and researchers
  • as social-media managers
  • in businesses and law firms
  • in non-profit corporations
  • in the U.S. and abroad


  • assistant manager
  • editor or writer
  • high school or college teacher
  • lawyer
  • social-media manager
  • technical writer

English Faculty

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D. portrait

English Department Chair

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D.

Tara Robbins Fee, Ph.D. is an associate professor and the Chair of the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College.


English Program Downloads


Version: 2019

English Department Brochure

Version: 2014