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English

The English Department is a dynamic community of faculty and students committed to the study of literature and culture, the practice of writing, and the performance of theatre.

Native playwright Drew Hayden Taylor discusses humor in writing with students, from left, Samantha Craig and Stephanie Tgibides. Photo by Meghan Moore

There are four ways to major in English, with concentrations in Literature, Theatre Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as an online degree in English Studies.

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Meet Our Students

  • Roberto Rivera
    English, Spanish and Italian & Education

    Roberto Rivera combined a B.A. in English literature and Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree in education to become an ESL teacher in the Lawrence schools.

  • Emmy Misail
    English – Journalism and Professional Writing

    Emmy Misail won an Honors College creativity fellowship to draw comic strips under the guidance of an art professor.

  • Carolina Reyes
    English – Creative Writing

    Inspired by a summer program, Carolina Reyes is determined to become an English teacher at Lawrence High School.

  • Melisa Hussain
    English

    Melisa Hussain’s experience as a visibly Muslim teenager inspired her honors thesis.