Entries by William Hutson

What Can You Do with an English Major? Featuring Karreen Ghena

In this interview-style post, SOU Alumni Karreen Ghena ’11, gives insight on how she figured out her career path and ended up as an educator at North Valley High school in Grants Pass, OR, where she teaches English, Advanced Placement Composition, and Career Development.

Where in the World?

The English Program at SOU is known for being uniquely diverse as it brings students in from many parts of the country, even the world. In this guest post, Marketa Dominguez-Adameova ’20 writes about her experience coming to the US.

, Catching up with Alumni: Jesse Williamson

SOU alumni, Jesse Williamson, graduated in 1999 with an interdisciplinary B.S. in English and Computer Science, and then again in 2018 with an M.S. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

, What Are English Majors Reading for Fun?

Looking for a great read over the summer? In this post, some of our majors share some of their favorite books and authors of all-time.

English Program Faculty Publications: Interview with Alma Rosa Alvarez and Ed Battistella

In this three-way style interview, professors Alma Rosa Alvarez and Ed Battistella talk about their recent publications and writing process.

What Can You Do With an English Major?

The English major at SOU offers a well-rounded undergraduate education, launching students to a variety of fulfilling careers. This featured series will explore the many career paths an English major can take after completing their degree at SOU.

, English Spotlight: Students’ scholarship recognized by the National Symposium

The English program at SOU would like to recognize the outstanding scholarship of three English majors: Michael Surgeon, MeKenzie Brock, and Taylor Madden. All three students recently submitted papers to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Richard Macksey Undergraduate Research Symposium.

, Jordy Rosenberg Speaks for Transgender Studies Certificate

Dr. Jordy Rosenberg is a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His first novel, Confessions of the Fox, features a trans protagonist in the 18th century who must balance his revelations of gender, desire, and liberation.

, A Lasting Impression: How Young Writers are Inspiring English Majors

The Scholastic Art and Writing awards have left a lasting impression on English majors at SOU. Since 2016, the scholastic juror position has quickly been filled by English majors who are eager to read and judge the works of young writers across America.

, Catching Up with Alumni: Michael Kerr ’09

SOU alumni, Michael Kerr, graduated Summa Cum Laude Laude with a degree in English and Writing from SOU in 2009. After graduation, Kerr ventured into the writing world and has written for dozens of publications including VentureBeat, Portland Business Journal, Forbes, and the Financial Times.