We’re a collaborative community where students and faculty challenge each other intellectually and creatively.

English students at Hope dive deep into literature of every kind and learn how to improve their writing with masters of the craft. Through composition, creative writing and literature classes, our students become more artistic in their scholarship and more knowledgeable in their creativity.

Small classes and one-on-one collaboration foster an environment that is both demanding and encouraging. We offer a wide range of unique courses taught by professors who love what they do and take joy in furthering their students intellectually, spiritually and socially. Being a part of our department is much more than time spent in class and individual coursework.

The department is dedicated to offering its students plenty of opportunities to supplement their learning and engage in it. From on-campus activities and guest speakers to volunteer opportunities, highly sought-after workshops and student-faculty collaboration, English students at Hope actively involve themselves in gaining practical experience and making unforgettable memories. Every student’s experience in the program is distinctive, tailored to his or her interests and passions. We work together and support each other.

Meet Some of our faculty And staff

We love our faculty and staff, and think you will, too. Get to know some of our English professors and hear them share about favorite authors, their favorite things about Hope and more.

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Kathleen Verduin
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Dr. Beth Trembley
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Jesus Montaño
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Dr. Kendra Parker
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Dana VanderLugt
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Dr. Ernest Cole
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Dr. Marla Lunderberg
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David James
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Prof. Curtis Gruenler
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Dr. William Pannapacker

 

Recent blog posts

  1. A Multidisciplinary Student Group Presents at #SAMLA89: An Undergraduate Research Forum Experience

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    –Dr. Kendra R. Parker The Undergraduate Research Panel, “Gender and Race: Beyond Art, Entert...

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  2. Alumni Interview with Kian Hashemi-Rad ’14

    Posted by Alex Mouw

    What are you doing now? Right now, I’m one semester away from finishing my M.A. in Leadership in S...

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  3. Event: JRVWS Authors, Randall Horton and Lauren Haldeman

    Posted by Shanley Smith

    Over Christmas break I found myself with time to nestle into a couch and burrow into books with a le...

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  4. “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)

    Posted by Alex Mouw

    Associate Professor Pablo Peschiera (’93) teaches many different courses, but his heart lies s...

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  5. Alumni Interview with Natalia Connelly (Granzotto ’13)

    Posted by Alex Mouw

    What are you doing now? Currently I work at (gasp!) Calvin College. I write news and stories for the...

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  6. Alumni Feature from Kyle Bernaciak ’16

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    As I walked out of an English course, Irish Literature, in late March of my senior year at Hope, I s...

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