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Write Your Future

In the Information Age, no skills are more valuable than reading and writing. This explains recent employment studies which show growing corporate demand for graduates of English studies programs. Careers in technical writing and teaching English are particularly high-growth areas.   

Get to Know Us

The Department of English features diverse course offerings, a lively community of English majors and minors, nationally recognized graduate programs, and outstanding professors. Please visit our faculty, news, organizations, and programs pages to learn more about who we are and what we do.

English in Public Life

A focus on language in public life is a hallmark of IUP’s English degree programs.   

Last spring, a poem by IUP English major Clare Welsh was selected and performed as a gift from IUP graduate and undergraduate students to help mark the inauguration of President Michael A. Driscoll. Ms. Welsh’s poem, “The Last Wall,” is an outstanding example of writing that enriches such events by sounding their deepest themes.  

The IUP English Department congratulates Ms. Welsh and thanks her for her indelible literary contribution to the life and history of IUP.  

Video: Reading of

“The Last Wall” was read during the Inauguration ceremony by Theater major John Glen Vandermark. 

Voices from the M.A. TESOL Program

See and hear what our M.A. TESOL students are saying about their experiences in the M.A. TESOL program.

Hawks Talk

Meet English student Zachary Walker, English Education student Caroline Lehman, Composition and TESOL student Lindsay Sabatino, and faculty member Veronica Watson in these video interviews.

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.