English Department


Katherine Powers

While here, the author sat down for an interview.    

Patrick Hicks

Author and alumnus Patrick Hicks visits SJU Pottery.    

Our students

Student Constance Berger comments on Why English.          

Faculty Feature

Chris Bolin interviewed by StarTribune.



Department Highlights

  • Outstanding speaking, writing, reading, and critical thinking skills lead our students to success.  English majors have won the Minnesota Public Radio Gary Eichten News Fellowship,  served in volunteer programs like Teach for America, and worked in careers including marketing, speech pathology, fundraising, and law.
  • Students can major in literary studies or creative writing or minor in these areas.
  • Faculty research and teaching features creative and integrative approaches, including the intersections between film and literature, publishing and writing, and music and literature.
  • Students may combine an English major with a secondary education minor and be fully prepared for a teaching career.

Current Events

Remember to check out our What's Happening Page for upcoming events!

Contact Us

Madhu Mitra, Ph.D.
Department Chair
(320) 363-5152
Lori Moe
Administrative Assistant
(320) 363-3552