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.
Kevin Holton graduated Monmouth University as an honors student in 2015 after studying English and Creative Writing. Now he is pursuing Monmouth’s MA in English and hopes to complete both his MFA and PhD
in the future with aspirations of screenwriting and teaching college classes.
Kevin advises fellow students that college is an investment, saying “you get out what you put in, so keep busy and stay on the lookout for new opportunities.” He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Monmouth Review literary magazine and serves as Vice President of Monmouth University’s Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society.
Kevin is a Content Strategy Intern at iCIMS and also provides freelance editing and social media coordination. Kevin’s fondest Monmouth moment was the opportunity to have his work published
in Pleiades, believing “I wouldn’t have had those chances elsewhere.”