Southwestern’s innovative English department is passionate about inspiring creativity, diversity and independent, critical thinking. Through decades of shared experiences, our inventive faculty combines traditional and contemporary literary works with a comprehensive writing curriculum designed to empower our students - helping them to become effective communicators throughout their academic and professional lives.

Programs

English (B.A.)

Southwestern Adventist University’s English department offers a broad range of courses, focusing on traditional literary periods and excellence in writing and grammar. Our major classes are typically small with a great deal of interaction between professor and student. We offer unique opportunities for students planning to teach writing or to become writers with our class in Composition Theory and Practice that provides students hands-on experience in a writing center.

English (B.A.), emphasis in writing

Southwestern Adventist University’s English department offers a broad range of courses, focusing on traditional literary periods and excellence in writing and grammar. Our major classes are typically small with a great deal of interaction between professor and student. We offer unique opportunities for students planning to teach writing or to become writers with our class in Composition Theory and Practice that provides students hands-on experience in a writing center.

Your Future

Careers

Few aptitudes are as widely admired and practical as a deep understanding and mastery of the English language. With skills applicable in all fields and professions, our graduates go on to not only teach, but to thrive in fields like business, medicine and technology where their ability to think critically and analytically helps them stand out from the crowd.

Sample Job Titles

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Advertising Executive
  • Physician
  • Teacher
  • Columnist
  • Author
  • Technical Writer

100%
of recent English grads are employed or are in graduate school.

Students & Alumni

English Major to Published Author 

I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I can remember...

Cricket Camp Brought Me Here

"They showed me in how to be a godly, fun, and captivating educator..."

Following My Professors' Examples

"I had not expected to find five teachers with Ph.D's..."

Faculty Profiles

Kristin Denslow, PhD

English
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6306

Renard Doneskey, PhD

English
Professor
(817) 202-6265

Jayne Doneskey, MA

English
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6325

Judy Myers Laue, PhD

English
Professor and Department Chair
(817) 202-6267

Andrew Woolley, PhD

English
Professor
(817) 202-6266

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