The English Department takes great pride in our combination of award-winning research and deep commitment to students and teaching. Our faculty are top scholars in their fields and have interests in a wide range of specialties in literature, writing, communication, and technology. Special strengths of the department include: literature and culture, composition theory and practice, journalism, and digital communication.
Our faculty are also deeply committed to teaching, from first-year seminars to senior capstone research courses and beyond, and receive consistently high teaching evaluations. We also pride ourselves on our accessibility. Every English Department course offers an opportunity for close contact between students and faculty and we take advising seriously. We also actively encourage students to engage in research and to submit their work to conferences and journals. Faculty mentors have helped students complete work that has appeared in the UMBC Review, at national undergraduate research conferences, and in newspapers and journals.