2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English and Modern Languages

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Dr. Dean R. Cooledge, Chair


The mission of the Department of English & Modern Languages is to prepare individuals for graduate schools, professional schools, and career opportunities; to prepare teachers of English for middle and secondary schools; to provide service courses for the various departments; and to provide outreach services for surrounding schools and communities.


The objectives of the Department of English & Modern Languages are as follows:

  1. to provide opportunities for students to develop facility in communicative skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening;
  2. to provide opportunities for students to speak and write a foreign language effectively;
  3. to provide opportunities for students to understand, interpret, and analyze literary material;
  4. to prepare students for graduate study and professional careers;
  5. to prepare students for teaching middle and secondary school English.

Minor Programs

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers minors in English, Spanish, and Telecommunications. For a student to earn a minor in a subject, a minimum of eighteen semester hours, according to department specifications, must be met.

Directory of Faculty


Buerkle, Marilyn, Lecturer, Visual Information Specialist

B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; M.A., American University

Champagne, Carole A., Associate Professor

B.S., Wake Forest University; M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cooledge, Dean R., Associate Professor and Chair

B.A., Trinity University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Cravens, Cynthia, Assistant Professor

B.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., Emerson College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Davis, Joseph, Lecturer

B.M.E., Music, Henderson State University; M.M., Music History, Memphis State University; M.M., Piano Performance, Memphis State University; M.F.A., Towson University

Gregory, Nydia, Lecturer

B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Hagenrater, Amy, Associate Professor

B.A., Concord University, M.A., Radford University; Ph.D, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Harned, Courtney, Lecturer

B.A., M.A.T., University of Virginia, Ed.D., Salisbury University

Johnston, Sandra, Lecturer

B.A., M.Ed., Shippensburg University; M.A., Salisbury University

Keane-Dawes, Jennifer, Professor

B.A., University of West Indies; M.A., Ph.D., Howard University

Miller, Bonni, Lecturer

B.A., M.A., Salisbury University

Moore, Melissa, Lecturer

B.A., St Mary’s College; M.A., Salisbury University;

Seabrook, Barbara, Associate Professor

B.S., M.Ed., Shippensburg University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Wilmington College

Shoge, Simeon, Lecturer

B.A., University of Ibadan; M.A., Washington College; MFA, Columbia University

Smith, Terry, Professor and Writing Center Director

B.A., M.A., Salisbury University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Vlahovici-Jones, Gabriela, Lecturer

B.A., M.A., Al. I. Cuza University; M.A., Salisbury University



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