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Department of English Language and Literature

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Melinda Kreth, Chair

215 Anspach Hall, 989-774-3171

Anne Alton, Ph.D., Children's Literature, British Literature

Steven Bailey, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Director of Composition

Nicole Barco, Ph.D., Latin American, American, and World Literature

Jeffrey Bean, M.F.A, Creative Writing and Poetry

Ari Berk, Ph.D., Myth, Folklore, Native American Literature

Carlin Borsheim-Black, Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education

William Brevda, Ph.D., American Literature

Elizabeth Brockman, Ph.D., English Education, Composition

April Burke, Ph.D., Literacy and Language Education

Tracy Davis, Ph.D., Linguistics

JoEllen DeLucia, Ph.D., British Literature

Darrin Doyle, Ph.D., Creative Writing, Fiction

Maureen Eke, Ph.D., African-American, African, and World Literature

Robert Fanning, M.F.A., Creative Writing and Poetry

Amy Carpenter Ford, Ph.D., English Education

Richard Forest, Ph.D., Linguistics

Mark Freed, Ph.D., Literary Theory

Desmond Harding, Ph.D., British Literature

Cathy Hicks-Kennard, Ph.D., Linguistics

Melinda Kreth, Ph.D., Technical Writing

Daniel Lawson, Ph.D. Rhetoric, Writing Center Director

Kristen McDermott, Ph.D., British Literature

Gretchen Papazian, Ph.D., Children Literature, American Literature

Matthew Roberson, Ph.D., Creative Writing, Fiction

Susan Schiller, Ph.D., Composition, Rhetoric

Nate Smith, Ph.D., British Literature

Joseph Sommers, Ph.D. Children’s Literature

William Spruiell, Ph.D., Linguistics

Marcy Taylor, Ph.D., Composition, English Education

William Wandless, Ph.D., British Literature

Jeffrey Weinstock, Ph.D., American Literature

Course Designator:

ENG - English Language and Literature

The Programs:

The Department of English at Central Michigan University offers the following graduate degrees:

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature

Master of Arts in Language and Literature with an concentration in Creative Writing

Master of Arts in English Language and Literature with a concentration in Children's/Young Adult Literature

Master of Arts in English Composition and Communication

Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Graduate classes are small and provide the student with ample opportunity for interaction with professors and other graduate students. Graduate-level classes are offered in the late afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online. Accelerated programs for current undergraduate CMU students are also available.