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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Department of English

Location: Building 8, Room 2601
Phone: (904) 620-2273
Web Address:
Dr. Keith A. Cartwright,Chair


The Department's mission is grounded in the conviction that a knowledge of literature and language and a mastery of interpretive skills are absolutely integral to a liberal education. Based on that conviction, and consonant with the goals and mission of the University of North Florida and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English strives to offer instruction of the highest quality in all areas of the curriculum within its purview. The Department's goal is to make a significant and indeed life-long contribution to the intellectual growth of each of its students. Further, the Department offers students the opportunity to acquire specific professional skills and to become generally proficient in the use and analysis of language. Such training is solid preparation for virtually any profession that involves communication.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of English at the University of North Florida offers courses in American, British, and world literatures, creative and professional writing, drama, film, and documentary production. The department offers the B.A. in English. The department also offers the following minors: African-American / African Diaspora Studies, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Literature, and Writing Studies.

Graduate Program

The Department of English offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English, a Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, and an Accelerated B.A. to M.A. program. Graduate students can enjoy reading from a range of British, American, and world traditions, honing their critical reading and writing skills, and enjoying the pleasures of sophisticated literary discussion. In addition, students can take courses that ground them philosophically and pedagogically in the history of rhetoric, a sure way to deepen one's understanding of the practice of writing. Finally, students can enroll in graduate teaching practica, gaining experience by teaching others under the tutelage of an experienced professor. The M.A. in English offers a number of routes for preparing students for a diverse number of career fields. The program entails eleven courses (33 credit hours).

Department of English Faculty

Keith A. Cartwright,Professor & Chair

Linda A. Howell, Assistant Professor & Director, Writing Program and Writing Center

David A. Mackinnon, Associate Instructor & Assistant Director, Writing Program and Writing Center

Betsy L. Nies, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Mark Ari, Assistant Professor

Mary K. Baron, Professor

James P. Beasley, Associate Professor

Mikayla L. Beaudrie, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Stephan A. Boka, Instructor

John M. Chapman, Associate Instructor

Fredrick F. Dale, Associate Instructor

Nicholas A. de Villiers, Professor

Timothy J. Donovan, Associate Professor

Ashley M. Faulkner, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Joseph W. Flowers, Senior Instructor

Dwight C. Gabbard, Professor

Laura Heffernan, Associate Professor

Tara A. Kelley, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Arthur S. Kimball, Professor

Kadesh Lauridsen, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Shane W. Leverette, Associate Professor

Jennifer L. Lieberman, Associate Professor

Clark D. Lunberry, Professor

Jason I. Mauro, Associate Professor

Brenda L. Maxey-Billings, Associate Instructor

Alexander Menocal, Associate Instructor

Donald Moore, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Marcus R. Pactor, Associate Instructor

William H.M. Pewitt, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Jillian L. Smith, Associate Professor

Jessica Stark, Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Russell D. Turney, Associate Instructor

Bart H. Welling, Associate Professor

Michael G. Wiley, Professor

Jennie B. Ziegler, Associate Instructor and Writing Center Consultant

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Bizot, Professor

Marnie Jones, Professor

William Slaughter, Professor

Allen Tilley, Professor