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Student Profile: Amanda Wassel, '18

Forget J.K. Rowling. Amanda Wassel, a senior at CSE, hopes to use her English degree to pen something as impactful as Harry Potter some day. As a transfer student from Sussex County Community College, finding a school with a great English program was a must for Amanda.

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Program Offerings

The English program provides a bridge between the written word and the human experience. Our students hone their ability to read situations and people, employ critical and creative thinking, and develop clear and persuasive communications skills. Flexibility in thought and perspective is in great demand in today's world, and English majors consistently are able to adapt to careers involving complex thought and implementation.


B.A. in English

1. Students develop a close-knit learning community taught by dedicated and accomplished faculty.
2. Specializations in English studies, literary studies and writing studies.
3. The English program regularly invites top-name poets and writers to campus. Speakers have included Gwendolyn Brooks; Poet Laureate Donald Hall; and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.
4. Easy access to plays, museums, and other cultural activities in New York City.
5. English faculty frequently sponsor short-term study abroad opportunities in England, France, and Italy.
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Minor in Literary Studies

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Minor in Writing Studies

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What Students Are Saying

Lauren Geleailen, '16
"The professors filled the classroom with their passion for the written word. I not only learned to see literary arts with fresh eyes, but I learned how to create excitement about the topic in the classroom."
– Lauren Geleailen, '16

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Faculty and Staff

Kathleen Hunter, Ph.D.


(973) 290-4381

Santa Maria Hall 41

Beatrice Kingston

Assistant Professor

(973) 290-4353

Santa Maria Hall 10C

Margaret Roman, Ph.D.


(973) 290-4313

Santa Maria Hall 10B

Laura Winters, Ph.D.

Chairperson and Professor

(973) 290-4317

Santa Maria Hall 10A

Who We Are

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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