English Department

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Help us celebrate our winter and spring Seniors for the 2019-2020 academic year! Stewart Cole represented the department well with his beautiful commencement speech reaffirming the value of humanities and English studies. Watch his speech below!

Welcome

We are a student-centered, award-winning department providing students the opportunity to develop deep knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of literature, creative and professional writing, rhetoric, and linguistics.

We offer two undergraduate majors—in Liberal Arts and Secondary Education—several minors, and a Master of Arts and certificate programs for graduate students. Our faculty are accomplished, publishing their scholarly and creative work with distinguished presses and in leading national and international journals. But our priority remains teaching and mentoring students as they develop their skills as practiced readers, writers, and problem-solvers.

The department sponsors a range of curricular and co-curricular options, from study-abroad trips to a campus chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Our students also staff the nationally-recognized Wisconsin Review, a journal devoted to creative writing and visual art.

This website provides a lot of information on all of those topics, so please do take a look. We’ve organized it so that both prospective and continuing students can find what they need. Of course, for additional information, please do contact us. We want to hear from you!

Margaret Hostetler

Department Chair

Contact Us 

Office: Radford Hall Room 216 
Phone: (920) 424-2205
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email: english@uwosh.edu

Elijah Schmidt

Elijah SchmidtEnglish major Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Magdalena Vacula

Magdalena VaculaEnglish Secondary Education major Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Merry Norby

Merry NorbyPsychology Major, English literature and Spanish minorDecember 2019 Graduate Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Corrine Lewiston

Corrine Lewiston English Secondary Education Major December 2019 Graduate Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Trevor Bleick

Trevor BleickEnglish MajorDecember 2019 Graduate Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Khaila Miles-Semons

Khaila Miles-Semons English Major, African American Studies Minor December 2019 Graduate Faculty praise for Khaila"Khalia is a thoughtful, creative thinker, and she possesses a wonderful blend of passion and diligence in her work. No wonder that she is the...

Joy Evans

Joy Evans Environmental health major About meJoy was the student assistant in the English department for two years. She will be attending grad school through a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She'll be earning her Master's Degree in Public...

Shawnetta Williams

Shawnetta Williams English & French Major, Linguistics Minor Faculty praise for Shawnetta"Shawnetta is a traveler seeking out connections with other people and cultures. Her international experiences (Japan, France, and counting) and her love of other cultures and...

Maizie Wilharm

Maizie WilharmNursing Major, Creative writing minor Say Hello  Leave a message for this student below!  Click on a student to view their page.

Cody Wiesner

Cody Wiesner English major Faculty praise for Cody"Cody usually sat in the back row, often in a corner, but when he spoke everyone listened. Not usually the first person to enter the conversation, Cody nevertheless was the one who could summarize and pull together the...