"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My PhD studies at UD 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
"My professors helped me develop a compassionate teaching style and establish professional connections."
~ Staci Edwards
Iain Crawford holds a B.A. in English
and Greek Civilization from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D from the
University of Leicester. In addition to his appointment in the department, he
also serves as UD’s Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Experiential
Learning. His current book project
examines the relationship between Charles Dickens and Harriet Martineau and its
implications for the formation of Victorian journalism and the emergence of the
professional woman author. Work from this project has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature and the
collection Charles Dickens and the
Mid-Victorian Press 1850-1870, and essays on additional aspects of the
relationship are forthcoming in Dickens
and Massachusetts: The Other America (U of Massachusetts Press) and Journalism and the Periodical Press in
Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge U Press).
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