Ohio Dominican University’s English Department offers in-depth study of great works of literature by authors from many different periods and cultures. In addition to building critical reading and writing skills, we also encourage students to make connections between literature and the world around them.
Ohio Dominican University Education students learn to teach from professors who have firsthand knowledge and experience in P-12 school settings as teachers and administrators. Students are advised academically and professionally by their professors as they move toward the ultimate goal of teaching in their own classroom. Prior to graduation, students spend more than 450 hours in the classroom, which prepare them for a job in any teaching environment.
100 percent of students who have taken the Praxis II test have passed.
Dr. Imali J. Abala is a novelist and poet. Some of her works include, "A Fallen Citadel and Other Poems," "The Dilemma of Jahenda the Teenage Mother," "The Disinherited" and "Move on, Trufosa." Some of her other works will appear in "African Women in Motion: Gender and the New African Diaspora in the United States," an anthology, and "Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets." She is working on her new novel, "A Fair Cry to Heaven."
Dr. Kevin Cordi was named "Outstanding Language Arts Teacher of the Year" (University Division, 2012) by The Ohio Council of Teachers of English.
Jeremy Glazier is a poet and essayist. His poems have appeared in a wide range of literary journals over the past ten years, including The Paris Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Verse, A Public Space, Slice, Western Humanities Review and The Wallace Stevens Journal.
Dr. Ann C. Hall has published widely on performance and drama. Her books include "Phantom Variations, a Study of Phantom of the Opera," "Mommy Angst: Representations of Motherhood in Popular Culture," "Delights Dilemmas and Desires: Representations of Women in the Media," as well as editions on Theatre and performance and other popular culture topics.
Dr. Walter Kokernot taught high school English for two years and understands what a prospective teacher needs to do to become an effective teacher in secondary schools. He also graded for the AP English exam and the PRAXIS exam. He has published articles on Matthew Arnold and Mark Twain and has presented papers at numerous conferences.
Dr. Juliette Schaefer is currently Treasurer for the Executive Board of the College English Association of Ohio where she has served since 2004 in various positions, including President, Vice-President and CEA Liaison. She is working on a book about Thomas Hardy’s short stories and has recently presented several papers at the College English Association and the Midwest Modern Language Association annual conferences. She has written several book reviews for "Victorian Periodicals Review."
Dr. Kelsey Squire’s research explores the representation of regions and places in American literature. After completing her dissertation at Marquette University in 2011, she conducted research as a James Woodress Visiting Fellow on Willa Cather archives and the Willa Cather Foundation. Nebraska. Her research on Cather has been published in Cather Studies 9: Willa Cather and Modern Cultures.
Marlissa Hughes Stauffer taught high school English for 11 years and continues to hold an Indiana State Teaching License. She was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a Teacher Recognition Awardee for the Presidential Scholars Program, and by the Indianapolis Star and the Indiana Department of Education as an Education Academic Mentor.