Our innovative program exposes students to a variety of contemporary and classical literature — from Milton to Maya Angelou — and invites students to explore the power of the word. While providing an intensive background in literature, the curriculum is rooted in the broader liberal arts tradition. English majors are encouraged and enriched by viewing literature across disciplines and examining the historical and cultural significance of texts. Thus, our graduates develop a well-rounded appreciation for the beauty of language and literature.
Some students enrolled in the English major choose to pursue New York State Teacher Certification in English at either the elementary or adolescent level. Nazareth English education students study literature and composition in-depth, while pursuing additional course work in current educational methodology. Our English education graduates are well-rounded and have the exceptional skills, creativity, and flexibility required to face the challenges of the classroom in the 21st century.
Education: Ph.D. and M.A., Florida State University; B.A., Florida Atlantic University
Teaching and Research Interests: U.S. Latino/a literary and cultural studies, particularly Cuban-American literary culture; identity construction and performance; diaspora and displacement; race and gender politics; 20th-century American literature; ethnic-American literatures; the short story; the novel; rhetoric and composition.
Ph.D. candidate, University of Florida; M.A., Brandeis University; recipient of internship with Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University.
“Obtaining my bachelor’s degree in English from Nazareth College helped prepare me for my future both academically and personally. The wide range of knowledge I learned in the classroom was taught by professors who inspired me to apply that knowledge in all aspects of my life.”