The English department includes distinguished scholars, award-winning authors, and dedicated teachers. Their interests and expertise are varied, from environmental literature and ecological criticism to satire, from film studies to creative nonfiction, from the global novel to digital humanities. Best of all, they are committed to helping you fulfill your potential as a reader, writer, and critical thinker. They provide vital guidance in helping English majors choose careers.

Gretchen Braun

Professor, English and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies

James Engelhardt

Lecturer, English

Gregg Hecimovich


Timothy Helwig

Visting Professor, English

Melinda Menzer

Chair & Professor of English

Laura Morris

Associate Professor, English

Margaret Oakes

Professor of English; Chair of the Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor

Willard Pate

Professor of English

Jeanne Provost

Associate Professor of English

Nicholas Radel

Professor of English

Michele Speitz

Director, Furman Humanities Center; Associate Professor, English Literature

Joni Tevis

Bennette E. Geer Professor of English