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Department of English and Philosophy

Department of English and Philosophy

The Department of English and Philosophy offers majors courses ranging from medieval and Renaissance literature to modern and postmodern literature, including courses on fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Majors may also take courses in rhetoric and composition, language and linguistics, literary criticism, and creative writing. A cornerstone course, English as a Field of Study, introduces students to career possibilities and to the English faculty. Learn about the Composition program at AUM and the English Placement Test.

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English and Philosophy Department

Our students benefit from a varied and supportive environment that includes small classes and intensive, personal instruction from experienced professors who hold terminal degrees and have published significant research in their specialties. You’ll have a wealth of opportunities to develop intellectually while pursuing diverse academic, professional and personal goals.

Our offerings include a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in:

Creative Writing
English Language and Literature
Philosophy
Writing and Editing

We also offer a certificate in Professional and Technical Writing.

Explore our English and Philosophy clubs and organizations, as well as scholarships, job opportunities, and internships for English students.

English as a Pre-Law Degree

Did you know English is a great degree for law school?

Law schools are looking for students who can:

  • Build, defend, and critique arguments effectively
  • Conduct research
  • Write clearly and correctly
  • Speak well

These are the same skills that are fostered in the English program at AUM. The American Bar Association recommends an undergraduate education with a broad scope of education in English language and literature, philosophy, history, human behavior and social interaction, and basic mathematical competence.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Advising

Students are strongly encouraged to see their advisor every semester to ensure that they make informed choices that will keep them on the path to graduation and to discuss career options. English majors with fewer than 45 semester hours are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center. English majors with more than 45 semester hours are advised by Dr. Eric Sterling (esterlin@aum.edu or (334) 244-3760).

  Location   Liberal Arts 337
  Mail Address   P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
  Phone   334-244-3376
  Office Hours   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  Physical Address for Deliveries   7041 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
  Fax   334-244-3740

Faculty & Staff

Havard, John
Associate Professor and Chair
Liberal Arts 332
334-244-3228
jhavard@aum.edu

Edwards, Tara
Administrative Associate
Liberal Arts 337
334-244-3376
twoods11@aum.edu

Mina, Lilian
Associate Professor and Director of Composition
Liberal Arts 335
334-244-3634
lmina@aum.edu

Aaij, Michel
Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 357
334-244-3280
maaij1@aum.edu

Cobb, Aaron
Associate Professor
Clement Hall 213
334-244-3403
acobb8@aum.edu

Evans, Robert
Professor
Liberal Arts 341
334-244-3394
revans@aum.edu

Burrows, Elizabeth
Senior Lecturer
Liberal Arts 362
ekent@aum.edu

Fowler, Angela
Lecturer
Clement 330B
334-244-3151
afowler5@aum.edu

Fowler, Heath
Lecturer
Clement 330D
334-244-3151
hfowler2@aum.edu

Gray, Jason
Lecturer and Coordinator of Philosophy
Liberal Arts 359
334-244-3771
jgray19@aum.edu

Harris-Fain, Darren
Professor
Liberal Arts 336
334-244-3489
dharrisf@aum.edu

Harrison, Melinda
Lecturer
Clement 330C
mharri83@aum.edu

Howard, Shannon
Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 144I
334-244-3209
khowar20@aum.edu

Kelley, Joyce
Professor
Liberal Arts 338
334-244-3449
jkelley8@aum.edu

Klevay, Robert
Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 218
334-244-3524
rklevay@aum.edu

Locklear, Amylee
Senior Lecturer
Liberal Arts 217
334-244-3811
alocklea@aum.edu

Reno, Seth
Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 359A
334-244-3384
sreno@aum.edu

Curriculum Vitae

BIO

Shifferd, Jason
Lecturer
Liberal Arts 216
334-244-3811
jshiffe2@aum.edu

Sims, Clayton
Lecturer
Liberal Arts 144C
334-244-3150
csims3@aum.edu

Smith, Donna
Lecturer
Clement 330A
334-244-3150
dsmith2@aum.edu

Sterling, Eric
Professor and Director of the MLA Program
Liberal Arts 341
334-244-3760
esterlin@aum.edu

Toland-Dix, Shirley
Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts 334
stolandd@aum.edu

Witcher, Heather
Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts 330
334-244-3406
hwitche1@aum.edu

Want More Info About AUM?

Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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