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The purpose of poetry

UD English professors explain how learning to read and write poetry benefits all students

Bringing history to life

UD-founded Colored Conventions Projects dedicates murals in Philadelphia

Sharing refugee stories

Author Ahmed M. Badr discusses life as a refugee at First Year Common Reader event moderated by Associate Professor Emily Davis.
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Mary Akhimien

Attorney at Connolly Gallagher LLP

Danielle Allen

Graduate student, Masters in School Counseling

Erinn Batykefer

Co-founder and Managing Editor, The Library as Incubator Project

Dan Becker

English Language Arts Teacher, William Penn High School

Deborah Brenner

Wine Merchant & Entrepreneur

David Cavagnino

English Teacher, Ursuline Academy

Catherine Carter

Associate Professor, Director of English Education, English Department, Western Carolina University

Jimmy Daly

Marketing Director, Vero

Samantha Draper

10th Grade ELA Teacher, Howard High School of Technology

Staci Edwards

Secondary English Teacher

Kelly Emery

Graduate student, Masters in Special Education Literacy

Rachel A. Gearhart

Assistant Editor for Albuquerque The Magazine

Matthew Groth

Marketing Assistant

Jihoon Yoo

Management Support Team, Giant Co., LTD

Skyler Konicki

English Teacher, Smyrna High School

Philip J. Kranyak

Customer Service Trainer, GrubHub.com

Sara Linton

College Advisor, KIPP Through College and KIPP Bay Area Schools

Alexander Long

Assistant Professor of English, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Kristen MacGorman

Middle School Librarian

Wallace McKelvey

Reporter, The Press of Atlantic City

Melissa Paparozzi

Sixth Grad Literacy Instructor

Molly Yborra

Nursing Student

Kristin Zinsmeister

Communications Assistant for U.S. Figure Skating

Brian L. Byrd

Academic Coordinator of Student Support Services at Paul Quinn College

Brian W. Gastle

Department Head and Professor of English at Western Carolina University

Matt O'Donnell

Morning Anchor, Action News, WPVI-TV Philadelphia

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Poet and Photographer

Taria Pritchett

High School English Teacher & Lifestyle Blogger

Krys'tal Griffin

Reporter, The News Journal



​Top Graduate Programs

The Department of English offers one of the Top 100 graduate programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report

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