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 minor in creative writing; and a minor in professional writing.

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 | juliette.wells@goucher.edu

Director of the Writing Program
Phaye Poliakoff-Chen | 410.337.6007 | phaye.poliakoff-chen@goucher.edu


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