2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of English

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Jason McEntee, Department Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
E-mail: jason.mcentee@sdstate.edu



Michael Keller, Jason McEntee

Associate Professors

Paul Baggett, Michael Nagy, Sharon Smith, Christine Stewart, Steven Wingate

Assistant Professors

Nicole Flynn, Sarah Hernandez, Katherine Malone


Darla Bielfeldt, Darin Halvorsen, Lynn Hublou, Lisa Madsen, April Myrick


Randi Anderson, Nicole Biever, Laurie Ann Ferrell, Gwen Horsley, Jennifer Kluck, Nathan Serfling, Stephen Snyder


Bruce Brandt, Kathleen Danker, Kathleen Donovan, Margaret Duggan, David Allen Evans, Mildred Flynn, Mary Alice Haug, Karen Kildahl, Mary O’Connor, Mary Ryder, John Taylor, Louis Williams, Paul Witherington, George West, Charles Woodard


The English Department offers instruction in clear thinking and expression; in the history and use of language; in literature (British, American, World, Native American, Women’s, Ethnic, etc.); in literary criticism; and in creative writing and technical and professional communication. Courses in the English Department are divided into two areas: English and Linguistics.




Graduate Programs*

  • English (M.A.)

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities & Services

The department is housed in historic Pugsley Hall (as of Spring 2014). The English Department also sponsors and supports community and state-wide events with speaking and teaching engagements through service learning, by educating students to become world citizens, and through campus and/or community and/or state/regional events such the annual Consider the Century conference, the Great Plains Writers’ Conference, and the Festival of Cultures

Student Support & Engagement Opportunities

In addition to the academic programs, the English Department offers other activities and support for students. Oakwood features creative writing and original artwork by students. The English Club hosts a number of social and literary events. Finally, the English Department awards a number of scholarships to its majors thanks to the generosity of its alumni and friends.

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