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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, yet we still have some of the smallest class sizes for undergraduate courses. This unique position allows us to develop inclusive experiences with language and literacy, as we invite all students to be careful, compassionate, and creative thinkers and problem-solvers. We encourage students to actively cultivate their knowledge through student organizations, internships, study-abroad, and service-learning projects.



English Department Hours and Contact Information

Spring 2022 office hours are on our Contact Us page. Faculty and Staff will be available by remote access.

COVID Response


Lit for Lunch Spring 2022: 

The Architecture of Words and Lives

An office, university, hotel, and library. The habitual spaces that form the backdrop of one’s life deeply inform the characters and lives of these four novels.

 • January 28: Iris Murdoch, A Word Child 

Please e-mail to for the zoom link to attend Fridays at noon.

Faculty Spotlight

Melissa Keith, a white woman with dark hair and glasses, standing next to the Writing Center sign

The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing’s Ron Maxwell Award Committee is delighted to announce that Professor Melissa Keith, Writing Center Director at Boise State University, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Ron Maxwell Leadership Award.

The award recognizes an individual for dedication to and leadership in collaborative learning within writing centers, for aiding students in taking on more responsibility together for their learning, and thus for promoting the work of peer tutors. Its presentation also denotes extraordinary service to the evolution of the NCPTW.

We are delighted and so proud, Professor Keith! CONGRATULATIONS!!

For more information about the Ron Maxwell Leadership Award visit NCPTW.

Student Spotlight

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