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A student can focus on any one of four areas of interest: writing, literature, theater, or English education.

An emphasis in writing prepares students for fields such as journalism, advertising, public relations, and marketing.

A focus on literature prepares students for careers in law, government, library science, middle and high school teaching, counseling, and ministry.

An emphasis in theater develops a student’s skills in acting, public speaking, critical reasoning, and corporate communication.

The English education program prepares students for careers in teaching middle school and high school, and has sent graduates to teach in places as nearby as Georgia and as far away as South Korea and China. This track requires a minor in Education.

Recent Erskine graduates from the English major have entered successful careers in a wide variety of fields including law, publishing, performing arts, ministry, and teaching English as a foreign language.

The English faculty at Erskine College are experienced, dedicated, excellent teachers who offer clear guidance and inspiration by which students can achieve success in English classes.  The faculty members keep frequent office hours and welcome students’ questions and requests for help outside of class.  While the faculty members have special areas of academic interests, they teach general education courses as well as higher level courses for majors.


Shane Bradley

Administrative Dean of the College: Assistant Professor of English;Director of the Writing Program

Administrative Dean of the College: Assistant Professor of English; Director of the Writing Program B.A., Anderson College; M.A.T; Lander University; M.Ed., Clemson University


Joan Elizabeth Little

Professor of English

Dorn-Reeder Professor of English Education Background: A.B., Agnes Scott College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois


Christine Schott

Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Iceland; Ph.D., University of Virginia


N. Bradley Christie

Professor of English

Professor of English A.B., Davidson College; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Duke University; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary

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