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William Jewell's English Department invites you to join one of the College's outstanding departments. We offer a major in English leading to the B.A. degree.

The English major teaches high-level critical thinking, reading, and writing, as well as cultivating, through its study of critical theory, creative writing, and U.S., British, and World literatures, a deep awareness of human issues: historical, political, and cultural.

Students majoring in English may receive certification to teach English in grades 9-12 in the State of Missouri by majoring in both English and secondary education and by fulfilling all requirements of a certification program in English that has been approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Jewell English majors often study abroad at great universities and colleges in England, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, and India. They also take internships at area businesses, including The Kansas City Star, Hallmark, Andrews McMeel Publishing, KCPT-TV, and Cerner Corporation.

To find out more about the English major at William Jewell College, drop us an e-mail, schedule a visit, or call us toll free at 1-888-2-Jewell.

Degree program offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts

English Faculty:

Mark Walters, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Oxbridge Chair in Language and Literature
Dr. Walters received a B.A. from Fort Hays State University. He holds his M.A. and M.F.A. from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Dr. Walters teaches United States literature and creative writing.

Sara Morrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Morrison received her B.A. from Swarthmore College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Dr. Morrison teaches British literature and critical theory.

Jennifer Cotter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Cotter received her B.A. and M.A. from Syracuse University. She holds her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cotter teaches world literature and critical theory.

Deepa Jani, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English 
Dr. Jani received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pune (India). Dr. Jani earned an M.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches world literature and critical theory.

Ruth Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Williams received a B.A. from Wheaton College. She holds an M.F.A. from Eastern Washington University and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Williams teaches American literature and creative writing.

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