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English

The English department develops educated and compassionate men and women who excel in the arts of critical thinking, reading and writing. Hoban graduates are strong communicators who listen attentively, think analytically and present effectively.

The English department guides students to write and speak accurately, convincingly and meaningfully about literature and its connection to the modern-day human experience. Thus, your understanding of self and of others across the globe is broadened.

Students graduate from Hoban as much public speakers as storytellers, as much scholars as compassionate stewards of Gof’s creation. 

Seventy-two percent

of employers say that interpersonal communication skills are most important when it comes to getting hired and being successful in the workplace.

English Courses

All students are required to complete four credits of English for graduation. Freshman year is a survey course in literature. The other three years include American Literature, World Literature and British Literature. The electives in this department may not be used as substitutes for the required classes.

Alumni Success

Athena Markowski ’19

Athena Markowski ’19

Athena is majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State. She also is a published contributor for The Lantern.

Read Athena's first article in The Lantern, published less than a month into her collegiate career.

English Department Faculty

Jamie Adaway

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T. Kirk Griffith

Class of 1989
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Taylor Ball

Class of 2012
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Desiree Moyer

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Melissa Mrakuzic

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Erminia Perla

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Laura Siplivy

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Jessica Tuma

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