English and Creative Writing

Welcome to English and Creative Writing where we invite you to read, reflect, imagine, and create by engaging in diverse literature and writing in the English language from all over the world. 

English and Creative Writing majors engage in the advanced study of literature and literary genres from fiction and poetry to film, theater, spoken word and podcasts. Our curriculum emphasizes diverse literatures in English — from British to American multiethnic literature, diasporic to postcolonial, as well as global literatures in translation.

Our unique partnerships provide students with opportunities to take their literature studies beyond the classroom. Examples include: 

English and Creative Writing majors culminate their studies in a self-directed capstone project in close consultation with faculty mentors, as well as a professional internship. 


The English Literature minor offers students the chance to take electives in a variety of literary traditions and genres. With approval, students may craft a personalized course of study which may include coursework in Honors, Humanities, or Communications, in addition to English. 

We also offer a Creative Writing minor. Through the study of technique and form, as well as models from masters of the craft, you’ll gain writing skills across multiple genres under the mentorship of our talented, award-winning faculty.

Career Paths

Our program prepares students for rigorous and creative engagement with our increasingly global and complex world. Majors and minors have gone on to become writers, media producers, teachers, lawyers, counselors, marketers, community organizers, managers, politicians, CEOs, entrepreneurs, or have entered graduate school. 

Although English and Creative Writing is a single major program, students elect to concentrate in either analyzing literature or producing creative writing. This concentration is reflected through different elective emphases and the final capstone project in consultation with your advisors. 

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a top-ranked, private University like Dominican is deliberately affordable and accessible! More than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive significant financial aid through merit- and need-based scholarships as well as state and federal aid. Additionally, for most students, there is no application fee, and we don't ask for test scores. Get in touch with a counselor to learn more about your path to an exceptional college experience at Dominican!

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What can you do with English and Creative Writing?

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Faculty and Staff

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Carlos Rodriguez, MA

Assistant Professor of English
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Joan Baranow, PhD

Professor of English
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Judy Halebsky, PhD

Director of the MFA Professor of English


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Amy R. Wong, PhD

Associate Professor of English Chair of Literature, Language, and Humanities
Dan May

Dan May, MA

Assistant Professor
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Thomas Burke

Adjunct Professor
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Vivian Delchamps, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Claudia Morales

Claudia Morales Ramirez

Assistant Professor of English
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Gary "Dean" Rader

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Hannah Michell

Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing

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