Students in the English Program learn to analyze aural, visual, and written texts; to write in a variety of modes and for different audiences; to conduct independent and collaborative research; and to understand domestic and global cultures. Concentrations in the major allow students to explore subjects in more depth.

The Literature concentration immerses students in the study of American and World literatures and provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on academic research.  Concentrations in Creative and Professional Writing enable students to hone writing skills and to build a curated portfolio of works to present to employers or publishers. Students interested in teaching follow the Secondary Teacher Certification path, which helps them to develop the content knowledge they need in the classroom.

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English & World Languages

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Suite E-227


Mailing Address: 1120 15th Street, AH-E227 Augusta, GA 30912

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What can I do with a BA in English?

An English major is among the most versatile at Augusta University, training our students to become discriminating readers, independent thinkers, and skillful writers. Your English degree prepares you for a wide and exciting selection of careers. English majors are trained to write well, analyze complex information, conduct and present research, and understand and apply cultural competency skills. With these skills, you can work for publishers, schools, libraries, hospitals, media companies, non-profit and government agencies. 

Internationalize your degree through

  • Language learning (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Study Abroad (Spain and Greece)
  • Translation Studies, TESOL, Linguistics
  • Clubs (Club de Espanol, Le Cercle Francais, German Table)
  • Internships (Asociaci6n Cultural Hispanoamericana, Asociaci6n Latina de Services del CSRA, and Bienvenidos Press)
  • Double majoring in French or Spanish
  • Minoring in a World Language and a certificate in TESOL or Linguistics

English Faculty

photo of Dr. Rhonda Armstrong

Dr. Rhonda Armstrong

  • Literature/ Composition
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Dr. Candis Bond

  • Director of Writing Center
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Ms. Valerie Cato

  • Professional Writing/ Composition
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Mr. Adam Diehl

  • Humanities/ Composition
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Dr. Christina Harner

  • Literature/ Composition
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Ms. Anna Harris-Parker

  • Creative Writing/ Composition
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Dr. Christina Heckman

  • Literature/ Director of English Program
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Dr. Todd Hoffman

  • Literature/ Composition
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Dr. Trent Kays

  • Rhetoric/ Director of College Composition
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Dr. Lee Anna Maynard

  • Literature/ Secondary Education Certification
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Dr. Duygu Minton

  • Professional Writing/ Composition
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Mr. Paul Sladky

  • Creative Writing/ Composition
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Mr. Dylan Smeak

  • Creative Writing/ Composition
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Dr. Seretha Williams

  • Humanities/ Department Chair
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Dr. Spencer Wise

  • Creative Writing/ Composition
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Dr. Blaire Zeiders

  • Literature/ Composition
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Dr. Jun Zhao

  • Co-director Linguistics/ Director TESOL