Monmouth University's Department of English gives students the opportunity to study literature, writing, and rhetoric in a supportive and engaging intellectual community of faculty and peers. English majors and minors are encouraged to pursue their interests under the direction of dedicated and accomplished faculty mentors both inside and outside the classroom, and can choose from a range of programs and courses offerings in the areas of literature, creative writing and professional writing. Students will enhance their close reading and analytical skills as they encounter the pleasures and possibilities found in reading literary works of aesthetic and cultural value. A major or minor in English enables students to develop critical awareness that prepares them for careers in the areas of teaching, law, business, publishing, writing, and administration, and most importantly, lays the foundation for a lifelong engagement with the versatility, power, and beauty of language.
The English Department is excited to announce our new
Assistant Professor, J.P. Hanly. Hanly received his PhD in Rhetoric and
Composition from the University of Louisville. In addition to scholarly
articles, he has published work from conference presentations and invited
talks. Currently, he continues to engage in research in the fields of
composition theory and ethics and the history of rhetoric. Hanly taught
freshman writing, literature survey, freshman seminar, and seminar for English
majors at Midway College, University of Louisville, and Georgetown College.
His interests include writing pedagogy, writing programs,
rhetoric, and critical/literary theory. Hanly is excited to have the
opportunity to conduct research in his fields of interest with the support of
his fellow faculty. Moreover, he is able to teach within his fields of
interest. Hanly hopes that students will
become excited about his research interests and that they will be able to see
the value in writing and education beyond his courses. He values conferencing
with students as a method of keeping them active and engaged in their
education. This spring, Dr. Hanly will be teaching the redesigned EN 271,
Professional Writing, perfect for those about to enter the workplace.
To learn more about J.P. Hanly, please visit http://www.monmouth.edu/jphanly