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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Department

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Language and Literature 423

Fax: 509-963-1561
See the English department Web site for additional information on undergraduate and graduate education and career opportunities in English.

Faculty and Staff

George Drake

Laila Abdalla, Ph.D., English Medieval and Renaissance literature
Liahna Armstrong, Ph.D., American literature, popular culture, film
Patsy Callaghan, D.A., rhetoric, world literature, English education
Toni Culjak, Ph.D., American, world and multicultural literature, film
Bobby Cummings, Ph.D., rhetoric, English education, computer composition
Loretta Gray, Ph.D., applied linguistics, composition, TESOL
Charles Xingzhong Li, Ph.D., linguistics, TESOL, linguistic approaches to literature
Terry Martin, Ph.D., English education, women’s literature
Steven Olson, Ph.D., American literature, film
Paulus Pimomo, Ph.D., British literature, post colonial studies
Joseph Powell, M.F.A., creative writing, modern poetry
Sura Rath, Ph.D., literary theory, literature of the South
Gerald J. Stacy, Ph.D., English Renaissance literature
Christine A. Sutphin, Ph.D., Victorian literature, English novel, women’s literature

Associate Professors
George Drake, Ph.D., British literature, English novel

Assistant Professors
Christopher Schedler, Ph.D., American and multicultural literature
Katharine Whitcomb, M.F.A., creative writing

Emeritus Professors
Robert M. Benton, Ph.D., American literature
Philip B. Garrison, M.A., non-fiction, poetry writing, world and Chicano literature
Mark W. Halperin, M.F.A., poetry writing, folk literature, modern poetry.
John L.Vifian, Ph.D. 18th-century literature, English novel

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Lynna S. Bates, lecturer
Cecilia A. Carmack, lecturer
Karen L. Gookin, assistant professor
Lila M. Harper, senior lecturer
Karen J. Hull, senior lecturer
Judith A. Kleck, assistant professor
Kevin R. Leaverton, lecturer
Virginia B. Mack, assistant professor
Elizabeth Johnson Meissner, lecturer
Robert Schnelle, senior lecturer

Theresa Stevens, secretary supervisor
Jo Richards, office assistant II

Department Information

The English department offers undergraduate and graduate courses in American, British, and world literature, English language and linguistics, English education, film study and professional and creative writing. The study of English helps students to develop and enhance skills in critical analysis and written and oral communication. English program graduates pursue a variety of careers, including business, education, government, law, publishing and writing.

Departmental Honors in English

The honors program in English recognizes the superior scholarship of qualified majors. To qualify for the program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 overall and 3.7 in English and be recommended by three faculty members. In addition to their regular course of study, qualified students complete an individual study course culminating in an honors paper. A student whose honors paper is accepted will graduate with departmental honors in English. For additional details, consult the department Web site.

Bachelor of Arts in English

(NOTE: Students seeking a B.A. degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.)

• English Language and Literature Major
• English/Language Arts Teaching Major
• English: Writing Specialization
• English Language and Literature Minor
• English/Language Arts Teaching Minor
• Creative Writing Minor

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