Congratulations to English Department Minor, Scott Wolf, winner of the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Wolf will use his fellowship to explore “how the fundamentals of mathematics, computer science, and statistics intersect with physiology, genomics, and neuroscience to give insight into complex biological systems” (Times Record). Read the full Times Record story here, including Wolf’s recognition of the exceptional mentorship and support he received at UA Little Rock: “There have been all kinds of people who have helped me at UA Little Rock. You get research mentors who are critically important and community members, who aren’t formal mentors, but are there to talk to you and have some equity in you as a person….Someone like Dr. James Levernier from the English Department who goes out of the way to tell you to pursue your passion and take advantage of all the resources you can” (Times Record).
In the Department of English, you can study literature and culture, creative writing, language, and secondary education. We offer a major in English, a major in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, a major in English with a Secondary Education emphasis (which prepares students for teaching positions), as well as minors in English, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. We also offer internships (for credit) at various locations and with our own student-run literary journal, Equinox. Learn about the William J. Cooper Honors Program in English which provides qualified students with stipends, special courses, and unique research/creative opportunities one-on-one with faculty.
For information not covered in Frequently Asked Questions or other areas of our web site, please contact Dr. Jeremy Ecke, Department Chair.