Interim Chairperson: Associate Professor J.A. White
Coordinators of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Julie Cary Conger
Coordinator of the Major and Advising: Associate Professor L. Adam Mekler
Coordinators of Freshman Studies: Professor Milford Jeremiah and Associate Professor L. Adam Mekler
Coordinator of Creative Writing: Assistant Professor A. J. Verdelle
Director of Digital Media Center: Associate Professor Keith Mehlinger
Director of the Writing Center: Associate Professor Tristan Abbott
Coordinator of Professional and Technical Writing: Anita Pandey
Coordinator of Technical and Business Writing: Professor Anita Pandey
Professors: Milford Jeremiah, Adele Newson-Horst, Anita Pandey
Associate Professors: Tristan Abbott, M.K. Asante, Jr., Julie Cary Conger, Keith Mehlinger, L. Adam Mekler, Joy Myree-Mainor, J.A. White, David Warfield
Assistant Professors: Inte’a DeShields, Mary Henderson, Karl Henzy, Denise Jarrett
Lecturers: Leiza Brown, Kimberly Collins, Betty Davis, Johnie Fields, Abigail Higgs, Larry Johnson, Linda Marie Johnson, Jonathan Luftig, Melanie marotta, Robert Matunda, Abdoulaye Mbaye, Paul Mukundi, Perts Nwafor, Nicole Watford, Titilayo Akanke, Abosede Akinbiola, Tyrone Stanley, Dale Beran, David Roberts, Kobina Yankah, Jasmine Leigh
Staff: Mrs. Ella Stevens, Ms. Crystal Brown-Helem
The Departmental Major
At the undergraduate level, the Department of English and Language Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Students may follow tracks in Creative Writing or Literature and Language. Students interested in pursuing a career in elementary or secondary school teaching may follow the Language and Literature track, supplementing their studies with appropriate courses in the School of Education and Urban Studies. Future lawyers are encouraged to follow the Literature and Language track and pursue the minor in Legal Studies.
Students may also pursue a major in Screenwriting and Animation, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree; contact the department’s head of Screenwriting and Animation, Prof. Keith Mehlinger, for further details.
Freshman English Requirement: The Freshman English Program consists of two consecutive semesters of study of composition and research: ENGL 101 -ENGL 102 or ENGL 111 -ENGL 112 . In order to pass courses in the Freshman English Program, students must earn grades of “C” or higher.
The Reading Program
The Department of English and Language Arts offers a course in Developmental Reading. The course ALCR 101 is required of students enrolled in the Pre-College Studies Program and students who test low on the university’s placement test in reading.
The Major in Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN)
Coordinator of SWAN: Keith Mehlinger
Associate Professor: M.K. Asante Jr.
Assistant Professor: David W. Warfield
Adjunct Faculty: Dale Beran, Willie Moore, Brittany Parker, David Roberts, Kobina Yankah,
Affiliate Professor: MBARE NGOM (Dept. of World Languages and International Studies)
ProgramsBachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of ArtsMinor