Our faculty members are internationally acclaimed for scholarship and creativity, and the Writing Project links local teachers to a national network of outstanding educators.
Department of English
D Vickers Hall, Room 222
1220 SGA Drive
SLU Box 10861
Hammond, LA 70402
Dr. David Hanson
The Department of English prepares students for a variety of professions, including creative writing, professional writing, education, publishing, law and other careers requiring a strong foundation in writing and liberal arts.
Our students learn about literature from ancient times to the present, creative writing, web design, linguistics and local dialects, the teaching of writing and literature, film, drama and performance studies, and much more.
Personal interaction with Writers in Residence and Visiting Writers of international stature
Academic support through the Southeastern Writing Center
In-service teacher support through the Southeast Writing Project
Special programs in Professional Writing and Publishing Studies
Department supports two student journals, three professional journals, and a press
Since 2008, we have hosted 14 Visiting Writers - two of them Pulitzer Prize winners.