The Department of English faculty and staff are currently operating remotely. We encourage you to contact us with your inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Department of English! We are a large and diverse department, featuring undergraduate and graduate programs in English and American Literature, English Education, and Rhetoric and Writing Studies, including a Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Composition, M.A. degrees in English and American Literature and Rhetoric and Writing Studies, an M.A.T. degree in English Education, and B.A. degrees in English and American Literature (ENAL) and English Education (ENGL). The First Year Composition sequence is housed in our department, which means that virtually every undergraduate student at UTEP comes into contact with us at one time or another. Our faculty have published widely across the fields represented in our department, and many of them have won awards for teaching and student support, as well as being recognized for their scholarship. We are committed to achieving the highest quality of scholarship and teaching, and we pride ourselves on welcoming and supporting our students at all levels, from their first semester in the university to the completion of their highest degree. Please look around the site, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Brian Yothers, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg’s essay Telling to Heal: Mending Our Fractured Mindbodyspirit, co-authored with Judith Flores Carmona, was published in Women and Gender in Higher Education, volume 14, number 1, DOI: 10.1080/26379112.2021.1891419.
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg presented “(Dis)-Attention(s) in Literacy Studies: Challenging Assumptions about Disability, Age, Race, Illness, and Their Entanglements with Writing Development” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, virtual conference, Apr. 7-10, (presentation available on demand).
Recent Service, Awards, & Grants
Dr. Andy Fleck was elected to be the new chair of the University Honors Faculty Council. Dr. Fleck will also be the faculty president of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society and the faculty president of the Alpha Chi honors society.
Dr. Lauren Rosenberg received a University of Texas System Curricular Innovation Grant, “Reinvigorating First-Year Composition Through Curriculum Revision and Remote Learning.”
Our third Mining Books event of the semester will be a discussion of The Making of Jane Austen, led by the author, Dr. Devoney Looser (Arizona State University). It will take place on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. The Zoom address is https://utep-edu.zoom.us/j/86749115865?pwd=RDJlbDBhSU5pSkdwbTd3ai95R1g5UT09