• Department of English

    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.


  • Hanly, JP

    Assistant Professor

    Meet JP Hanly

    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