Welcome to NC State's Department of English!
A welcome from Dr. Tony Harrison, Head of the Department of English.
A mastery of English is often the key to success in every profession that requires communication, compassion, and understanding among human beings.
Many famous people started out as English majors, and our own NC State English majors have gone on to successful careers in public relations, technical and corporate communication, law, teaching, editing, creative writing, sales and marketing, journalism, and more.
Engage in an education that will excite your senses to many possibilities in the Department of English at North Carolina State University.
"NCSU was an ideal graduate school experience for me. Many of my professors were passionate and attentive. In fact, I credit two of those professors in particular for giving me the foundation I needed to be where I am now--a full time writer with multiple NYT Times and internationally bestselling novels."
Melissa Marr, author of the WICKED LOVELY series for young adults and GRAVEMINDER for the adult market
"As an English major at NC State, I learned to engage fully the object--to circle it and consider it from all angles, from all levels, with all my senses excited to the possibilities."
Pam Gabriel ('95 English major and researcher/writer)
"I use the skills I gained from the writing and editing program at State every day . . . I am surprised at how often and how well the topics I studied serve me in conversation as well as in the marketplace . . . I can talk about kerning with the best of them, and I can keep up my end of a literary discussion, too."
Sera Lewis ('91 English major and IBM production editor)
"The English Department gave me the opportunity to grow in an intellectual environment that valued diversity. I entered the department as a single mother, out of high school for thirteen years. Though I expected to enter the work force right after graduation, I had mentors within the department, professors who encouraged me to seek a graduate degree. Their advice and encouragement shaped my life. They saw the scholar in me."
Dr. Sheila Smith-McKoy ('89 English major and Professor of English, North Carolina State University)
- Department of English
- Tompkins Hall, Box 8105
- North Carolina State University
- Raleigh, NC 27695-8105
- (919) 515-3866
- Fax: (919) 515-1836
Rhetoric: An interview with Carolyn Miller, SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Linguistics: An interview with Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English
Creative Writing: An interview with John Kessel Professor of Creative Writing and American Literature
Film Studies: An interview with Maria Pramaggiore, professor of Film Studies
Digital Humanities: An interview with Tim Stinson, Assistant Professor of English