English and Writing

Exploring Questions That Matter

Connecting you to the great ideas, writers and thinkers of the past and present while seeking stories and images that embody our deepest sense of God’s grace.

Minors available in English and Writing

Careers in English and Writing

A Houghton degree in English, writing, or communication can open doors to a variety of careers.

What They’re Doing

  • Advertising account executive
  • College professors
  • Editors
  • Feature journalists for an NPR affiliate
  • High school teachers
  • Journalists
  • Librarians
  • Marketing representatives
  • Media manager for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Newspaper editors
  • Politicians
  • Public relations
  • Radio positions
  • Technical writer
  • Television news director
  • Television sports anchor
  • Web designer
  • Youth minister

Grad Schools Attended

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Cambridge
  • Catholic University
  • Drew University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State
  • Regent University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • Wayne State University
  • Wheaton College

Faculty & Staff

Laurie Dashnau

Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center
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Jonathan Gates

Professor of English
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Karen Hotchkiss

Off Campus Studies Assistant, Academic Coordinator: Religion, Humanities & Global Studies
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Susan Bruxvoort Lipscomb

Professor of English, Chair, Department of English and Writing
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Peter Meilaender

Dean of Religion, Humanities, and Global Studies; Professor of Political Science
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Jesse Sharpe

Associate Professor of English
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