The English Department is one of the largest departments on campus, with about 40 current faculty/staff and many active retired faculty/emeriti. The depth of faculty expertise, passion, and engagement sets English apart from other areas of campus.
With prolific writers, researchers, and scholars in everything from creative writing to rhetoric to English education to linguistics to critical studies in literatures, cultures, and film (and many time periods and geographical areas of coverage), students who major or minor in any emphasis of English will find incredible instruction and academic support at every possible turn. When you add the bonus of some of the most musically gifted faculty on campus, outside of the Music and Theatre Arts Department, it’s an irresistible lot.
The department's strength is definitely within its faculty. All of my professors have been super insightful on issues both within English studies directly and beyond: critical race theory; issues of feminism, sexual orientation, and gender; the human psyche. All of these issues were discussed thoroughly throughout my time here at Eau Claire. And I feel I have made lasting relationships with several faculty members; they're not just there to instruct, but to help you grow as well.
Meet the outstanding members of the English department:
UW-Eau Claire - Barron County:
Retired/emeriti faculty members
Alea, Mary Ellen
Duyfhuizen, Bernard "Duffy"