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.

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

 

Recent blog posts

  1. Alumni Spotlight: Emily Henry (’12) “Everything Sustainable Takes Time”

    Posted by Alison Lechner

    Emily Henry (2012) has published six books, and her most recent novel, Beach Read, spent over 12 ...

    Read More
  2. Get To Know Your English Professors: Round 2!

    Posted by Alison Lechner

    Here is the second round of #GetToKnowYourProfs! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about...

    Read More
  3. Get To Know Your Profs: Round 1!

    Posted by Alison Lechner

    Faculty Fun Facts, Round 1! The post

    Read More
  4. Alumnus Highlight: “Why Visit America” author Matthew Baker (’09)

    Posted by Blogs Administrator

    English Department alumnus Matthew Baker (2009) is still on a roll. His new story collection, Why...

    Read More
  5. “Learn to love, and leave all else”: Piers Plowman and Pandemic

    Posted by Curtis Gruenler

    The worst pandemic in European history, the Black Death, helped prepare the way for the first gre...

    Read More
  6. Centering Black Voices

    Posted by English Department '

    A book is not enough right now. We need more than a book to recognize, address, and reckon with t...

    Read More
Load More Posts