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English Faculty Mentors

Every English major will consult with the English department chair or assistant chair to choose a faculty mentor based on the student's academic interests and/or career goals.

Below you will find information on faculty members' interests and expertise. 

Academic Decisions Mentors

Literature Concentration

Dr. Goodman
Dr. Ngezem

Writing Concentration

Dr. Byrd (creative writing)
Dr. Lamb

Secondary Education Concentration

Dr. Sanford
Dr. Smith

Future Plans Options

 

Library Science/Archival Studies

Dr. Goodman
Dr. Parrott

Graduate School (literature)

Dr. Goodman
Dr. Ngezem
Dr. Parrott
Dr. Smith

Graduate School (writing)

Dr. Byrd (creative writing)
Dr. Lamb

Education:

  • Middle Grades/High School
  • College/University
  • International/Overseas

Dr. Goodman
Dr. Lamb
Dr. Sanford
Dr. Smith

Writing

Dr. Byrd (creative writing)
Dr. Lamb (rhetoric and composition)

Professional/Technical Writing

Dr. Surya
Dr. Klein

Science Writing

Dr. Klein

Writing Online/Social Media

Dr. Byrd
Dr. Sansbury

Publishing

Dr. Byrd
Dr. Lamb

Public Relations

Dr. Goodman

Editing

Dr. Byrd
Dr. Sansbury
Dr. Surya


Mentoring Videos

Professor Richardson’s résumé workshop

Dr. Pfeiffer’s workshop on choosing a graduate school

Dr. Greene’s workshop on Careers in English

Dr. Ali’s workshop on applying to graduate school