The English Department is at the center of Goucher's community of writers and readers.  

The Writing Program offers instruction for all students in college-level academic writing.  For more information about the Writing Program, contact its director, Phaye Poliakoff-Chen.

English faculty teach courses in British, American, and international literature, as well as in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.  In our department, readers and writers come together to learn from one other and from the rich tradition of literature in English.

Graduates of our program have distinguished careers as authors and in a variety of professions, including law, teaching, and publishing.

Department Chair
Juliette Wells | 410.337.3010 |


Jen Fordyce
Jen Fordyce
“Moving somewhere and participating in the indigenous culture in an authentic way—just learning—has been a pretty incredible experience.”