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English AOC

"A word after a word after a word is power." Margaret Atwood
Our English track is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in English concentrations such as literature, journalism, creative writing or professional writing. A start in English takes a student anywhere: education, law, public relations, business—anywhere writing and critical thinking are key.
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Associate Professor and Division Chair
301-784-5239
Location: Humanities (H) 39

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What will you learn?

Every employer in every career field needs quality communicators and critical thinkers.

  • You will learn to write well.

  • You will learn to write academic research and creative writing.

  • You will learn to analyze published writing, both literary and nonfiction.

  • You will gain field insight from teaching professors.

  • You will obtain competency in Spanish at the second-year level.

What will you do?
  • You will develop skills in writing and literary analysis with the opportunity to explore creative and professional writing.

  • You will develop your own voice within an academic environment.
  • You will locate, evaluate, and incorporate information by employing basic research skills.

  • You will respond to the works of published writers through journaling or other forms of responsive writing.

  • You write effectively for academic, creative, career contexts.


Why ACM?

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Program Details

Our English program is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with a major in English or similar study.

The courses included in this program closely parallel the first two years of an English major at many four-year institutions. Check with your advisor and the Student Success Center as soon as possible to ensure specific course transferability.

 Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences – Area of Concentration in English.


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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge about and skills related to human expression for the purpose of transfer or to promote greater opportunity in the workforce.

  • Students will demonstrate competency in interpersonal skills and cultural literacy.

  • Students will think critically to analyze, synthesize and evaluate demonstrations of human expression of written/oral/artistic means.

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will create coherent, unified and effectively developed bodies of oral and written forms of communication reflective of purpose and audience, whether creative, academic or career.

  • Students will evaluate and analyze forms of expression, written/oral/artistic, to make judgments, draw inferences, recognize bias.

  • Identify and describe personal connections to particular themes in fine arts and humanities using discipline specific terminology and concepts.

  • Students will demonstrate competency in the foundation of discipline-specific skills in Humanities.


Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of English.

Jenna Gallion 
Associate Professor and Division Chair

301-784-5239
Humanities 39

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Oklahoma State University

Tonya A. Shepherd 
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair

301-784-6119
Humanities 28

B.A., Slippery Rock University
M.A., Carnegie Mellon
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Laura Fiscus 
Assistant Professor and Program Director

301-784-5355
Humanities 52

B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Brenda Mathews 
Faculty/Administrative Assistant

301-784-5289
Humanities 67

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

Jason Brady 
Adjunct Faculty

301-784-5302
Humanities 28

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Hood College

Gilbert Cochrum 
Adjunct Faculty

 
Humanities 26

B.A., Frostburg State University
M.F.A., Spalding University

Ashley Dively 
Instructor and Program Coordinator

301-784-5238
Humanities 51

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Millersville University

Heather Greise 
Assistant Professor

301-784-5459
Humanities 54

B.S., Westminster College
M.A., West Virginia University

Ronald Jenkins 
Associate Professor and Editor, Expressions

301-784-5117
Humanities 25

B.A., University of Tennessee
M.A., M.F.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D., Florida State University

Matthew Marafino 
Professor

301-784-6232
Bedford Campus, Room 4

B.A., M.A., Georgetown University

Mollie McGee 
Early College Faculty

 
 

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Northeastern University

Susan Nolan 
Adjunct Faculty

 
Humanities 26

B.A., M.S., Frostburg State University

Nicole Robinette 
Early College Faculty

 
 

B.S., Wagner College
M Ed., St. Francis University
Ed. D., Walden University

Kenton Stone 
Associate Professor

301-784-5292
Humanities 36

B.S., Evangel College
M. Divinity, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Tino Wilfong 
Assistant Professor

301-784-56752
Humanities 62

B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
M.A. (Sociology), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. (English), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sharon Yoder 
Associate Professor

301-784-5297
Humanities 38

B.A., Eastern Mennonite College
M.S., Shenandoah University
Doctoral study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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