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Research Spotlight: Clare Simmons

October 26, 2018
Clare Simmons

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Clare Simmons about her latest project, a book about medievalist celebration in nineteenth-century Britain.

Research Spotlight: Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

October 26, 2018
Doug Sutton-Rampseck

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Doug Sutton-Ramspeck about his new book, Black Flowers

Beating the Barista Myth: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors Course Profile

November 2, 2017
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Contrary to popular belief, not all English majors end up working at Starbucks. In fact, English majors are three-times more likely to go into computer or math careers than they are to go into food service. Despite the decades-old persistence of the English major barista myth, Jenny Patton manages to dispel it with ease in the glorious first few minutes of her class, English 3150: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors. The students in Patton’s class this semester have career plans that include grant writing, advertising, event planning, marketing, technical writing, advocacy and beyond. 

Phelan and Aldama Selected as Faculty FIT Mentors

October 19, 2017
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The Department of English is proud to announce that Distinguished University Professor and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor James Phelan and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Frederick Aldama have been selected by the University Institute for Teaching and Learning as mentors in the Faculty FIT: Foundation, Impact, Transformation program. A year-long experience for faculty members new to Ohio State, the Faculty FIT program focuses on active support for faculty at all levels of teaching experience. As a part of Faculty FIT, a mentorship program pairs new faculty with mentors who will share their teaching knowledge and experiences at Ohio State.

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