Welcome to the Department of English


The Nyack College English major equips men and women to develop an appreciation for and facility with language, literature, creative expression and critical inquiry.  In pursuit of our mission, English majors study a diverse body of literature from around the world, past and present, develop competence in secondary research, and learn to communicate more effectively in the written word.  Our graduates serve around the world as writers, teachers, missionaries, librarians, insurance underwriters, home educators, researchers, and community development workers.  See what our English graduates are saying on our Graduates page.

During the fall 2015 semester, the English Department will host The Fine Print reading, which will feature original works by students and staff, the 6th Annual Fall Faculty Reading, and students in Drs. Turk and Lux’s Shakespeare classes will participate at the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies hosted by Moravian College (PA).  Dr. Pinkham and the drama troupe will return to the Hilltop Stage in spring 2016 to present one of Shakespeare’s works and Fine Print staff will sponsor the Spring Gala.  For more information and updates, please review Upcoming Events.

To learn more about our English Department faculty and their recent scholarship and community engagement, please view Faculty.  You can also locate news from our Writing Center at the appropriate link.

The Nyack College English Department Faculty is committed to the growth and success of each student.    If you have sensed God’s call to pursue an English major or are still in the process of discerning His will for your life, we welcome you to visit us on campus during a Visit Weekend or at another convenient time to talk with our faculty and to explore our major.  To arrange a visit, please contact a member of Nyack’s Office of Admissions for an application and more information.