About the Department
The English Department offers a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a full range of courses in English, American and Anglophone literatures, creative writing, expository writing, and publishing. For advisement on majoring or minoring in English or applying to the masters program, contact the English Department office.
English Department Office:
204 Mason Hall
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Assistant Chairperson for Advisement
Secretary to the Chair:
Secretary to the English Department:
Writing Proficiency Exam
The John Cranford Adams Chair in the Humanities:
Established in 1965 by the Hofstra Alumni Association, The John Cranford Adams Chair in the Humanities honors Hofstra’s President Emeritus Adams. The Chair brings distinguished visiting scholars to the University. Dr. Adams was president of Hofstra from 1945 to 1965. He was a noted Shakespearian scholar with works represented in the Folger Library. The Chair is currently held by Dr. Phillip Lopate, Professor of English.