A Note Concerning the COVID-19 Coronoavirus Outbreak
In keeping with the recommendations of public health authorities, the English Department will be conducting most of its business electronically until further notice. The department chair, department administrator, and faculty will still be working full-time, and we remain fully committed to meeting the needs of students, prospective students, and the university community. All full-time professors not currently on leave will be holding virtual office hours for at least three hours per week, during which you will be able to reach them via at least one of the following methods: telephone, videoconference, or email.
Please contact the following people depending on your questions:
- Undergraduates with advising/registration questions, please contact your advisor, listed on Degree Works which you can access through your NEST account.
- Undergraduates with graduation concerns or advising issues that your advisor cannot resolve: Dr. Alex Lykidis.
- Graduate program concerns: Dr. Adam Rzepka.
- Creative Writing concerns: Dr. David Galef.
- Film Studies concerns: Dr. Art Simon.
- Awards and Scholarships: Dr. Jeff Gonzalez.
- Teacher Education concerns: Ms. Caroline Murray.
- Coop/Internships: Dr. Patricia Matthew. (on leave 2020-21; email Dr. Greenberg)
- Change of major forms, credit adjustments, authorizations/permits: Ms. Kim Harrison.
Why study English at Montclair State University?
The English Department is a vibrant community of teachers and students devoted to the study of literature, language, and culture. English majors pursue an engaging course of study that is intellectually rigorous yet flexible and dynamic. In addition to its undergraduate major and minor, the department offers a master’s degree, a variety of teacher education programs, and programs in Film Studies and Creative Writing.
In the English Department, students learn to read and write critically, and to think and conduct research independently. Their intellectual horizons are broadened through an introduction to works from a range of historical periods and countries around the world. The major helps them become fluent in critical methods—historicism, race and gender studies, formal and textual analysis—that they can apply not just to literature, but also to the representations at the heart of their rapidly changing world. Students develop higher-level writing and thinking skills that support careers in teaching, publishing, law, journalism, communications, the mental health professions and business.
We invite you to learn more about the English department, our faculty, and some of our alumni in these pages.