English and Humanities Department
Room: (3)301, Academic Building
Tel: (617)427- 0060 Ext. 5314
Dean Nancy Teel: Ext. 5177
Chair Everest Onuoha: 617 -541-5346
The department is staffed with a highly qualified and dedicated faculty who has many years of professional experience.
Professor Judy Kahalas: Writing Center Coordinator Ext. 5491
Professor Ruth Kiefson-Roberts: Composition Ext. 5172
Professor Mark Kjellman: Department Chair, Composition, Ethics, Religion Ext. 5238
Professor Barbara Melnick: Literature, Composition Ext. 5175
Professor Everest Onuoha: Literature, Composition Ext. 5346
Professor Rhonda Gray: Honors Coordinator, Composition Ext. 5070
Professor Ken Tangvik: Literature, Composition Ext. 5182
Professor David Updike: Literature, Composition Ext. 5171
Division Secretary: Sherene McKenley Ext. 5314
The philosophy of the English & Humanities Department is inextricably linked to the college's evolving sense of mission: to provide “quality post-secondary higher education learning opportunities and developmental academic skills, the liberal arts and sciences, career and transfer programs, workforce development and private and public sector training.” The department meets this fundamental mission by offering courses central to liberal arts education for English and other majors who wish to enhance their understanding of literature and language and to develop their skills as critical readers and writers.
For a complete listing of courses offered by the English Department, please see the RCC catalogue.
The English/Humanities curriculum further prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a variety of careers in law, teaching, publishing, advertising, communication, business, visual arts, performing arts, fine arts, theater management - for any work that requires the ability to read, to write and to think critically.
In addition to regular courses, the English/Humanities Department offers honors courses in composition and literature. Please see the Honors Program link Honors Program
The Department also operates a Writing Center that supports students’ literacy and effectiveness in academic writing. See the link to the Writing Center.
Location: The English/Humanities Department is part of the Liberal Arts Division, and its main office is on the 3rd floor, Room 301 of the Academic Building.
Final Draft revised 3/29/07