Department of English

No matter where their career plans lie after college, students are going to need effective communication and language skills. At Union College, students have the option to choose a major in English, giving them the opportunity to hone those skills.

Through the courses required for the major, students at Union will gain better writing and speaking skills. The understanding of human nature and different cultures comes from a variety of different things, including:

  • Reading literature
  • Reading speeches
  • Producing various types of texts such as
    • Essays
    • Speeches

An English major at Union College allows students to experience all of these first hand. These experiences will enrich their lives after college, whatever careers they choose.  




Dr. Shayne Confer
Associate Professor of English & Reading
Dr. David Powell
Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Jimmy Smith
Professor of English
Mrs. Mary Beth Spurlock
Assistant Professor of English
Ms. Christy Sulfridge
Assistant Professor of English
Mr. Karl Wallhausser
Associate Professor English