Jensen Beach, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Powell, Associate Professor
Tyrone Shaw, Professor
Daniel Towner, Professor
Sharon Twigg, Associate Professor, Department Chair
Staff Assistant: Sandra Noyes
Programs in the Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Writing & Literature stress the interdependence of reading literature and writing critical and creative essays, poetry, and fiction. Students learn to write and read with sensitivity and precision, to appreciate literature and literary criticism, and to produce work in a variety of genres. Creative writing majors specialize in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction and sharpen their skills in small writing-workshop courses. English students explore literature and language from critical, aesthetic, historical, linguistic and national perspectives. Journalism majors acquire the practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential to print, digital, and photojournalism, as well as business writing and media relations. In addition, our students gain practical experience by working on one of our two literary journals, Green Mountains Review and Pamplemousse, or our biweekly, student-produced newspaper, Basement Medicine. Guest speakers and readings by internationally recognized authors and journalists round out this rich and diverse program.
Majors & Concentrations
The Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Writing & Literature offers courses with the following designator: ENG (English). See complete Course Descriptions .