Department of English

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in English as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education in English and Secondary English Certification with Second Major in Special Education.


Upcoming Event

Susan Pogorzelski is an alumna of the English department whose second novel, The Last Letter, is a semi-autobiographical story of what it was like to live with undiagnosed Lyme Disease for fifteen years.  Since her diagnosis, she has gone on to work as a writer, owner of a small publishing house, and founder of LymeBrave, a foundation to support individuals with Lyme Disease and their caregivers and to educate the public.

To read about Susan’s actual experience, you can go to , one of the pages on her website.

 Poster designed by Megan Rathmell, a junior art major at LHU.









Department Chair
David Russell, Ph.D.

313 Raub Hall, Lock Haven University


(570) 484-2555

The English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with a concentration in either Literature or Writing). Both areas will prepare you for careers in a wide variety of areas, such as business, government, professional writing, or publishing, where the ability to write well and think critically is essential. You also may choose to continue to graduate school for an advanced degree in literature, composition & rhetoric, creative writing, or law.

We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education in English and Secondary English Certification with a Second Major in Special Education. If you are interested in teaching English or English and special education at the middle or high school levels, the BS in Secondary Education programs prepare you with an in-depth knowledge of writing and literature, as well as pedagogical theory and practice. We are proud to be accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP).

English Department faculty have advanced degrees in literature, writing, and pedagogy, together with years of college teaching experience. We have published a wide variety of scholarly works, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

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