English Overview

The vision of the English Department at WJU is to impact the world through Christian literary scholarship and creative and professional writing. The English program at WJU offers several distinctives. First of all, we approach the study of literature and writing with a Christian worldview. We believe that all truth is God’s truth, and that the study of great writings throughout the ages can give us a glimpse of God’s interaction with the world that He created. Second, we offer concentrations in both creative and professional writing, because we are committed to the highest standards for Christian writers. Finally, we know that the study of literature and of writing can be, and should be, a transformative experience, and we desire that all students should grow to know themselves, others, and God more deeply through their study of English.


  • Academically and intellectually rigorous
  • Small class sizes
  • Workshop approach to critical and creative writing
  • Advanced seminar and capstone classes
  • Practicum and travel opportunities
  • Christ-centered, faith based courses
  • Personalized advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Ministry
  • Human Resources
  • Technical Writing
  • Social Networking
  • Creative Writing
  • Public Relations
Featured Faculty
Director of Writing & Assistant Professor of English
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
I teach at Jessup because it allows me to do what I love with the students, faculty, and staff I adore. I began my teaching career in public education where I was continually reminded that my faith must remain separate from my teaching. While I pretended this were possible and managed the two seemingly disparate things well, I longed for a place where I could integrate faith with learning. That, for me, is Jessup. Here, we understand the two are inseparable and rejoice in the privilege of teaching our disciplines while aiding in spiritual formation.
English Faculty
Assistant Professor, English
Chair, Department of English