English Department

Welcome to the Department of English! With more than 50 full-time faculty representing five fields, we are the largest academic department on campus. Our size and our diversity allows us to offer students a unique experience to learn about language and literacy to prepare humans to be careful and compassionate thinkers and creative problem-solvers.

Choose YOUR Future!

“An English degree, what are you going to do with that? My degree was in English, so I think the answer to that question is, you can be a fighter pilot or a university president.” -Dr. Marlene Tromp, President of Boise State University

Meet our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

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Edward "Mac" Test, Department Chair

Faculty Spotlight

Sacred Seeds, a new book by Edward “Mac” Test, examines New World plants—tobacco, amaranth, guaiacum, and the prickly pear cactus—and their associated Native myths as they moved across the Atlantic and into English literature. In his text, Test reinstates the contributions of indigenous peoples to European society, charting an alternative cultural history that explores the associations and assemblages of transatlantic multiplicity rather than Eurocentric homogeny.