Students walking through the academic quad

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

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

Students may choose to major in English with concentrations in either literature or creative writing.  Three minors are available: a general minor in English; a creative writing minor; and a professional writing minor.

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

Within the English department, 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.

Department Chair
Juliette Wells | 410.337.3010 |

Director of the Writing Program
Phaye Poliakoff-Chen | 410.337.6007 |