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    Harding University
  May 10, 2021
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Department of English Language & Literature

Programs of Study Faculty Website



The mission of the Department of English Language and Literature is to:

  1. Develop the rhetorical and critical thinking skills necessary for proficiency in reading and writing;
  2. Develop effective written expression;
  3. Build an appreciation for literature as both aesthetic expression and a reflection of the human culture, thought and ideals;
  4. Prepare students for careers in teaching, writing or other fields in which English language skills are valued; and
  5. Demonstrate the importance of reading literature within a spiritual context and of applying Christian values to written communication.

Interdepartmental Programs are offered in Film , Film Production , and Film Studies , in partnership with the Department of Communication.

The Department of English Language & Literature offers a Writer of Distinction Transcript Notation  for undergraduate students.


Chair: Terry Engel, Ph.D.


Michael Claxton, Ph.D.
Kathy Dillion, Ph.D.
     Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Terry Engel, Ph.D.
Larry Hunt, Ph.D.

Associate Professors:

Nick Boone, Ph.D.
Ann Brown, Ph.D.
Nathan Henton, Ph.D.
Russell Keck, Ph.D.
Amy Qualls, Ph.D.
Jon Singleton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors:

Paulette Bane, M.F.A.
Heath Carpenter, Ph.D.
Greg Laing, Ph.D.


    Bachelor of ArtsNon-Degree