In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the demand for citizens who think critically, analyze carefully, and understand language, literature, and cultures has never been more crucial. The English Major, English Minor and Writing Minor at Gallaudet University are designed to meet this demand and foster a vibrant community of scholars who critically engage with reading and writing English in a variety of forms and in various approaches to text generation. Our dedicated faculty, composed of accomplished scholars and passionate educators, strive to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment where diverse perspectives are celebrated, students are encouraged to pursue their unique academic interests, and community members can recognize the health and wellness benefits of reading and writing.

Areas of Study


B.A. in English

The study of language and literature is the heart of a liberal arts education. The major program at Gallaudet provides not only an understanding of our rich literary heritage, but...

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Minor in English

Admission to the English minor program Requirements: ●      grade of C or better in any ENG Literature course or ENG 250 or their equivalents; ●      Recommendation from one English instructor; ●      One writing...

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Minor in Writing

Admission to the Writing Minor Requirements: A grade of C or better in a writing course; Recommendation from one English instructor; One writing sample; An unofficial transcript; and A statement...

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Online Degrees and Certifications

ODCP Minor in Writing

Requirements for Admission to an ODCP Minor in Writing A grade of B or better in a writing course; Recommendation from one English instructor; One writing sample; An unofficial transcript;...

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English Center

The English Center is dedicated to helping undergraduate students become more confident, resourceful, and effective users of English. We provide free tutoring, writing advice, and instructional support services to all who request it, including GU faculty and staff. Find your tutor and make an appointment...


Faculty and Staff

Helen Thumann

School Director

Kristen Harmon


Christopher Heuer


Kathleen Wood


Tonya Stremlau


Martreece Watson

Associate Professor

Miguel Ramirez

Assistant Professor

Leslie Rach


Jennifer Nelson

Director, Honors Program

Dae-Kun Kim

Assistant Professor

Dolphia Butler


Rhea Morgenstern

Senior Lecturer

Sharon Pajka


Paige Franklin

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Curriculum, Policy, and Operations

Franklin Torres

Associate Professor


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