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Professor Jill Adams says teachers thrive when they bring real world experiences into classrooms. Find out how Dr. Adams shares her nearly 20 years of secondary and college teaching with English education students.

Dr. Adams recently was interviewed by the Denver Post about Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman. 

A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers

The Department of English faculty members form a community of readers and writers who pursue the study of humane letters for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

In keeping with the liberal arts tradition of general education, we promote the basic intellectual skills of critical reading and writing as well as the kind of understanding of the human condition that comes from the experience and appreciation of serious literature.

Our majors include English education, linguistics, composition studies, professional writing, film studies, creative writing and literature. It all begins with words on a page. 

Why Hire an English Major?

In a recent blog on The Huffington Post, enterpeneur and columnist Steve Strauss highlights four reasons why he prefers to hire English majors. 

We're So Proud!

Congratulations Dr. Sandra Doe for being an MSU Denver Champion! We salute your 50 years of teaching Roadrunners!

Upcoming Events


  • TEFL/TESL Master's Degree Q & A with Colorado State University Asst. Prof. Dr. Anthony Becker: Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Tivoli 320 C
  • Pre-service Teacher Ed Classroom Management Event: Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tivoli 442
  • Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: Oct. 1, 12:30, Tivoli Commons
  • Translation and Teaching Abroad, panel discussion and Q & A: Oct. 22, 2 p.m., King 201