Dr. Claude Mark Hurlbert OUR PROFS ARE TOP RANKED: Professor Claude Mark Hurlbert ranked eighth on the list of top university professors on RateMyProfessors.com with many reviews that titled him the best professor the students had ever had. His graduate teaching interests include rhetorical traditions, theories of composition, teaching writing, and other topics.

Learn from nationally respected scholars who treat you like a future colleague

The English Department at IUP is one of the largest and most respected at the university. Over 50 full-time professors, all with doctoral degrees from the world's leading universities, bring an enthusiasm and a high level of scholarly knowledge to the courses they teach. As a result, students receive an extraordinary breadth of expertise from a group of scholars who are recognized nationally and internationally as authorities in their specialties.

  • Their first priority is teaching. While they publish books with leading academic presses and publish articles in highly regarded journals, their main focus is always on teaching their students.
  • All English graduate students work with an advisor from the English Department
  • Our faculty is engaged not only in the classroom, but also with the many activities that serve the university and greater community.

For a complete faculty listing of the English Department, click here.