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The English Department is a vibrant academic community of nearly 400 majors and 35 full-time faculty.

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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  • Raymond Soto
    English/Writing

    Getting out of the classroom can be the best way to learn, according to Ray Soto, a recent graduate who saw the power of his studies during a service-learning course his senior year.

  • Matthew Hurwitz
    English, River Hawk Scholars Academy

    Asst. Teaching Prof. Matt Hurwitz helps first-year students in their transition to college by connecting them with the community. His dedication to service won him an advising award.

  • Ryan Liebel
    English, Journalism and Professional Writing

    Ryan Liebel found his talent for broadcast radio as a DJ at 91.5 FM WUML, the university’s student-run radio station.