"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
John Ernest, ChairThe chairperson is the chief administrative officer of the department, responsible for administering policies and procedures of the University and of the department and for representing the department within the institution and in the profession at large. The duties of the Chair are described in further detail in the University's Policy Guidelines for Department Chairs and Academic Program Directors.George Miller, Interim Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate StudiesThe associate chairperson is appointed by the chairperson and performs those functions assigned by the chairperson, including the supervision of the undergraduate curriculum and the handling of undergraduate student complaints and grievances. In the absence of the chairperson, the associate chairperson assumes responsibility for the administration of the department.Edward Larkin, Director of Graduate StudiesThe graduate director is appointed by the chairperson. As chief administrative officer of the graduate program, the graduate director is responsible for admissions, implementation of policy, administration of the program, and handling of student complaints and grievances. The graduate director monitors the academic and teaching performance of TAs.
Christine Cucciarre, Director of CompositionThe director of composition is appointed by the chairperson and is responsible for directing the first-year writing program and upper-division service-writing courses. The director of writing monitors the teaching performance of TAs and consults with the graduate director as necessary.
Délice Williams, Associate Director of CompositionThe assistant director of composition is appointed by the chairperson in consultation with the director of composition and is responsible for helping to direct the first-year writing program and upper-division service-writing courses. The assistant director of writing helps monitor the teaching performance of TAs.
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