Department of Languages and Literatures

Contact Us

Administrative Assistant

Angela Miller
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
amille75@ashland.edu

Department Contact

Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures
306 Bixler Center for the Humanities
hdonatin@ashland.edu

For questions about first-year composition, please contact:
Dr. Maura Grady
Director of English Composition
mgrady3@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Fostering Your Imagination

Are you an enthusiastic writer thinking about turning your passion into a career? Develop your voice in Ashland University’s Creative Writing program.

A degree in Creative Writing is an asset to nearly any career you pursue because it helps you develop critical thinking and clear expression.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Join Us on a Literary Journey

Are you passionate about literature and language? Join the English Department at Ashland University to start your literary journey across centuries and around the globe.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Passing Your Love of Language On

Do you have a love of language and literature and want to teach? Bring your passion to life for the next generation of high school students in the Integrated Language Arts program at Ashland University.

This program prepares you for teacher licensure in Integrated...

Undergraduate
Advantages of Minoring in Spanish

Minoring in Spanish at Ashland University can be very rewarding to your future career. Why? It shows you are flexible, work well with diversity, excel in challenging situations, and have strong communication skills. Knowledge of a foreign language can land you a job and can...

Graduate
Degree Type: MFA

Expand your writing practice and refine your craft within the supportive community of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year

English Master Syllabi

Foreign Language Master Syllabi

English Course Rotations

Foreign Language Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Creative Writing
Creative Writing, B.A. Four-Year Guide
English
English, B.A. Four-Year Guide
English, B.A. Three-Year Guide
Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12)
Integrated Language Arts, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty & Staff

Hilary Donatini
Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, English Department, Associate Professor of English
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5224 / hdonatin@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Deborah Fleming
Deborah Fleming
Professor of English, Editor and Director of Ashland Poetry Press
308 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5789 / dfleming@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Maura Grady
Dr. Maura Grady
Associate Professor of English, Director of English Composition Program
316, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5670 / mgrady3@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Richard Gray, Assistant Professor
Dr. Richard Gray
Assistant Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, Associate Professor of French
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792 / rgray6@ashland.edu
Department of Foreign Languages , Department of Languages and Literatures
Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director
Dr. Christian Kiefer
Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
101, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
/ ckiefer2@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dan Lehman
Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor Emeritus

/ dlehman@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Joe Mackall
Dr. Joe Mackall
Retired Professor of English
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall

Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Associate Professor of English
302, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5393 / smondal@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Professor of English
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5198 / nsaslaw@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Kelly Sundberg, MFA Faculty in Creative Nonfiction
Dr. Kelly Sundberg
Assistant Professor of English
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5199 / ksundber@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Associate Professor of English
312, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5284 / jwaterma@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Russell Weaver
Dr. Russell Weaver
Professor of English
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5117 / rweaver3@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures

Foreign Language Placement

Placement

If you studied French or Spanish in high school, you must complete Ashland University’s language proficiency assessment tool (WebCape). This information will allow you to make an informed decision about your language study to fulfill the Critical Cultural Inquiry core requirement.

Correct language placement is crucial for your academic success. Placement is determined by your WebCape score, the number of years of high school language study, your GPA and ACT.

You may access the WebCape language placement tool here. Create an account, sign in and choose from the list of available tests. Click on "Take Test". You will need to have a stable internet connection and a quiet environment for about 15 - 30 minutes. Please do not use any assistance or resources while taking the WebCAPE.

If you took another language, you should consider enrolling in elementary French, Latin, or Spanish.

Please contact Dr. Richard Gray for questions about foreign language placement: rgray6@ashland.edu.

FREN 151 and SPAN 171 – Elementary I

Prerequisite: Placement or no prior study of French or Spanish.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 0-2 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:

FREN: 0-155

SPAN: 0-174

FREN 152 and SPAN 172 – Elementary II

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 151 or SPAN 171 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 2-3 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:

FREN: 156-200

SPAN: 175-234

FREN 251 and SPAN 271 – Intermediate I

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 152 or SPAN 172 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:

FREN: 201-280

SPAN: 235-299

FREN 252 and SPAN 272 – Intermediate II

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 251 or SPAN 271 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:

FREN: 281-400

SPAN: 300-449

See Department for placement beyond Intermediate II, questions about your placement, placement if three or more years have passed since you studied the language, and permission to study a language course below your level of proficiency.

Department News

Madeline Worcester Named Valedictorian at Spring 2022 Commencement

Madeline Worcester, an Integrated Language Arts major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been named as one of two Valedictorians of the 2022 graduating class at Ashland University. 
Worcester shared the following reflection on her time at AU:When I delved into the college selection process nearly six years ago, there were two primary facets of a "dream school" that I considered constantly: I wanted to take classes from all disciplines, and I wanted to shine as an individual instead of a number. Even though my college journey has been difficult, I do believe that my four years at Ashland University have fulfilled both of these paramount ideals. The English professors at AU have taught me more about writing and analysis than I ever expected to know, and I have treasured core classes from the realms of theatre to psychology. Similarly, I have appreciated every opportunity and internship experience along the way; many of these chances and communities would not have been open to me at a larger institution. Ultimately, my hope is for bright futures and an even brighter world for all recent graduates.We are thrilled that Madeline earned this honor and grateful that she spent her college years with us. Best wishes and congratulations, Madeline!Worcester, left, along with fellow Valedictorian Molly Gregory and Salutatorian Addie Coder

...Read more

Graduating Senior Spotlight: Part Two

The Department of Languages and Literatures wishes its graduating seniors the best as they apply for jobs and begin the exciting transition to the next chapter of their lives! This post is the second and final installment in a series to spotlight these seniors, who generously shared their favorite memory of being a major in the department and their post-graduation plans.
Caleb CrowleyI switched majors quite often, eventually landing on an English major after choosing to forego an education degree. The department head Dr. Donatini was wonderfully helpful in my major transition, especially since my class requirements meant a lot of help in a few substitutions and scheduling properly.
My best memories in the department have been my classes with my advisor Dr. Waterman along with Dr. Grady, Dr. Sundberg, and Dr. Mondal. Specifically, Dr. Grady’s Film and Literature class helped me recognize how film techniques could translate concepts from literature onto the screen. This gave the books we read a greater life when I could experience them in two separate mediums. Further, Dr. Mondal and Dr. Waterman’s abilities to implement historical context to the literature we read greatly improved the class experience. Their expertise and background knowledge gave a much deeper understanding and comprehension of the pieces, thus assistingme and my classmates in developing more in-depth and unique thesis statements to argue. 
I want to highlight my work with Dr. Sundberg especially. When I joined the department, I dreaded the concept of creative writing, believing that I could never write anything worthwhile. In only two classes with Dr. Sundberg, my perspective entirely shifted, and I have learned thoroughly to love the creative writing process. Her feedback always pulled the best out of mywork and influenced my process in every paper after her classes, whether creative or research-oriented.
After graduation, I will be working in social media marketing for a video game...Read more

Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Students


On Sunday, April 24, AU recognized student achievement at the annual Honors Convocation. Pictured above is Sarah Yeaste, Outstanding Junior in the Department of Languages and Literatures. Ashley Kovac, Outstanding Sophomore, and Andrew Cook, Outstanding Senior, were unable to attend the ceremony. ...Read more

Graduating Senior Spotlight: Part One

The Department of Languages and Literatures wishes its graduating seniors the best as they apply for jobs and begin the exciting transition to the next chapter of their lives! This post is the first installment in a series to spotlight these seniors, who generously shared their favorite memory of being a major in the department and their post-graduation plans.

Madeline Worcester
I am an Integrated Language Arts major at Ashland University.
Since I have been extremely involved with the English Department for the duration of my college career, I have numerous experiences I would classify as "favorites" not only from the department exclusively, but of my college experience altogether. Ironically, my best and most treasured moments of college stem from my current internship off-campus at Medina High School, where I serve as the student teacher for AU alumnus David Mohn. We have been able to share countless laughs and stories of Ashland throughout the years, and we have spent many free periods discussing books, pedagogy, theatre, and various trivia. His guidance has made me a tremendously better teacher and person overall. 
I also had the chance to work for the MFA in Creative Writing program for two consecutive summers. The MFA community is so vibrant and captivating, and the opportunities available for both students and interns are simply phenomenal. I am so fortunate that I was able to hone my own craft while supporting the education of others through this unique summer opportunity. Furthermore, I am excited to serve as the intern for my third summer this year as the program transitions back to an in-person model.
My other favorite memories naturally stem from the classes I took within the department, where I was able to engage with brilliant peers and educators alike. I enjoyed taking Dr. Waterman's full American Literature course rotation, especially when my friend (a...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Administrative Assistant

Angela Miller
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
amille75@ashland.edu

Department Contact

Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures
306 Bixler Center for the Humanities
hdonatin@ashland.edu

For questions about first-year composition, please contact:
Dr. Maura Grady
Director of English Composition
mgrady3@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Fostering Your Imagination

Are you an enthusiastic writer thinking about turning your passion into a career? Develop your voice in Ashland University’s Creative Writing program.

A degree in Creative Writing is an asset to nearly any career you pursue because it helps you develop critical thinking and clear expression.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Join Us on a Literary Journey

Are you passionate about literature and language? Join the English Department at Ashland University to start your literary journey across centuries and around the globe.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA
Passing Your Love of Language On

Do you have a love of language and literature and want to teach? Bring your passion to life for the next generation of high school students in the Integrated Language Arts program at Ashland University.

This program prepares you for teacher licensure in Integrated...

Undergraduate
Advantages of Minoring in Spanish

Minoring in Spanish at Ashland University can be very rewarding to your future career. Why? It shows you are flexible, work well with diversity, excel in challenging situations, and have strong communication skills. Knowledge of a foreign language can land you a job and can...

Graduate
Degree Type: MFA

Expand your writing practice and refine your craft within the supportive community of Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year

English Master Syllabi

Foreign Language Master Syllabi

English Course Rotations

Foreign Language Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Creative Writing
Creative Writing, B.A. Four-Year Guide
English
English, B.A. Four-Year Guide
English, B.A. Three-Year Guide
Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12)
Integrated Language Arts, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Hilary Donatini
Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, English Department, Associate Professor of English
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5224 / hdonatin@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Deborah Fleming
Deborah Fleming
Professor of English, Editor and Director of Ashland Poetry Press
308 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5789 / dfleming@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Maura Grady
Dr. Maura Grady
Associate Professor of English, Director of English Composition Program
316, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5670 / mgrady3@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Richard Gray, Assistant Professor
Dr. Richard Gray
Assistant Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, Associate Professor of French
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792 / rgray6@ashland.edu
Department of Foreign Languages , Department of Languages and Literatures
Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director
Dr. Christian Kiefer
Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
101, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
/ ckiefer2@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dan Lehman
Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor Emeritus

/ dlehman@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Joe Mackall
Dr. Joe Mackall
Retired Professor of English
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall

Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Associate Professor of English
302, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5393 / smondal@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Professor of English
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5198 / nsaslaw@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Kelly Sundberg, MFA Faculty in Creative Nonfiction
Dr. Kelly Sundberg
Assistant Professor of English
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5199 / ksundber@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Dr. Jayne Waterman
Associate Professor of English
312, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5284 / jwaterma@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures
Dr. Russell Weaver
Dr. Russell Weaver
Professor of English
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5117 / rweaver3@ashland.edu
Department of Languages and Literatures

Foreign Language Placement

Foreign Language Placement

Placement

If you studied French or Spanish in high school, you must complete Ashland University’s language proficiency assessment tool (WebCape). This information will allow you to make an informed decision about your language study to fulfill the Critical Cultural Inquiry core requirement.

Correct language placement is crucial for your academic success. Placement is determined by your WebCape score, the number of years of high school language study, your GPA and ACT.

You may access the WebCape language placement tool here. Create an account, sign in and choose from the list of available tests. Click on "Take Test". You will need to have a stable internet connection and a quiet environment for about 15 - 30 minutes. Please do not use any assistance or resources while taking the WebCAPE.

If you took another language, you should consider enrolling in elementary French, Latin, or Spanish.

Please contact Dr. Richard Gray for questions about foreign language placement: rgray6@ashland.edu.

FREN 151 and SPAN 171 – Elementary I

Prerequisite: Placement or no prior study of French or Spanish.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 0-2 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:

FREN: 0-155

SPAN: 0-174

FREN 152 and SPAN 172 – Elementary II

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 151 or SPAN 171 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 2-3 years of high school FL ACT below 24 GPA below 3.25 WebCape score:

FREN: 156-200

SPAN: 175-234

FREN 251 and SPAN 271 – Intermediate I

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 152 or SPAN 172 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:

FREN: 201-280

SPAN: 235-299

FREN 252 and SPAN 272 – Intermediate II

Prerequisite: Placement, FREN 251 or SPAN 271 or transfer equivalent.

Note: Not open to students who placed into other levels.

Completed 3-4 years or more of high school FL ACT 24 or higher GPA 3.25 or higher WebCape score:

FREN: 281-400

SPAN: 300-449

See Department for placement beyond Intermediate II, questions about your placement, placement if three or more years have passed since you studied the language, and permission to study a language course below your level of proficiency.

Department News

Department News

Madeline Worcester Named Valedictorian at Spring 2022 Commencement

Madeline Worcester, an Integrated Language Arts major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been named as one of two Valedictorians of the 2022 graduating class at Ashland University. 
Worcester shared the following reflection on her time at AU:When I delved into the college selection process nearly six years ago, there were two primary facets of a "dream school" that I considered constantly: I wanted to take classes from all disciplines, and I wanted to shine as an individual instead of a number. Even though my college journey has been difficult, I do believe that my four years at Ashland University have fulfilled both of these paramount ideals. The English professors at AU have taught me more about writing and analysis than I ever expected to know, and I have treasured core classes from the realms of theatre to psychology. Similarly, I have appreciated every opportunity and internship experience along the way; many of these chances and communities would not have been open to me at a larger institution. Ultimately, my hope is for bright futures and an even brighter world for all recent graduates.We are thrilled that Madeline earned this honor and grateful that she spent her college years with us. Best wishes and congratulations, Madeline!Worcester, left, along with fellow Valedictorian Molly Gregory and Salutatorian Addie Coder

...Read more

Graduating Senior Spotlight: Part Two

The Department of Languages and Literatures wishes its graduating seniors the best as they apply for jobs and begin the exciting transition to the next chapter of their lives! This post is the second and final installment in a series to spotlight these seniors, who generously shared their favorite memory of being a major in the department and their post-graduation plans.
Caleb CrowleyI switched majors quite often, eventually landing on an English major after choosing to forego an education degree. The department head Dr. Donatini was wonderfully helpful in my major transition, especially since my class requirements meant a lot of help in a few substitutions and scheduling properly.
My best memories in the department have been my classes with my advisor Dr. Waterman along with Dr. Grady, Dr. Sundberg, and Dr. Mondal. Specifically, Dr. Grady’s Film and Literature class helped me recognize how film techniques could translate concepts from literature onto the screen. This gave the books we read a greater life when I could experience them in two separate mediums. Further, Dr. Mondal and Dr. Waterman’s abilities to implement historical context to the literature we read greatly improved the class experience. Their expertise and background knowledge gave a much deeper understanding and comprehension of the pieces, thus assistingme and my classmates in developing more in-depth and unique thesis statements to argue. 
I want to highlight my work with Dr. Sundberg especially. When I joined the department, I dreaded the concept of creative writing, believing that I could never write anything worthwhile. In only two classes with Dr. Sundberg, my perspective entirely shifted, and I have learned thoroughly to love the creative writing process. Her feedback always pulled the best out of mywork and influenced my process in every paper after her classes, whether creative or research-oriented.
After graduation, I will be working in social media marketing for a video game...Read more

Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Students


On Sunday, April 24, AU recognized student achievement at the annual Honors Convocation. Pictured above is Sarah Yeaste, Outstanding Junior in the Department of Languages and Literatures. Ashley Kovac, Outstanding Sophomore, and Andrew Cook, Outstanding Senior, were unable to attend the ceremony. ...Read more

Graduating Senior Spotlight: Part One

The Department of Languages and Literatures wishes its graduating seniors the best as they apply for jobs and begin the exciting transition to the next chapter of their lives! This post is the first installment in a series to spotlight these seniors, who generously shared their favorite memory of being a major in the department and their post-graduation plans.

Madeline Worcester
I am an Integrated Language Arts major at Ashland University.
Since I have been extremely involved with the English Department for the duration of my college career, I have numerous experiences I would classify as "favorites" not only from the department exclusively, but of my college experience altogether. Ironically, my best and most treasured moments of college stem from my current internship off-campus at Medina High School, where I serve as the student teacher for AU alumnus David Mohn. We have been able to share countless laughs and stories of Ashland throughout the years, and we have spent many free periods discussing books, pedagogy, theatre, and various trivia. His guidance has made me a tremendously better teacher and person overall. 
I also had the chance to work for the MFA in Creative Writing program for two consecutive summers. The MFA community is so vibrant and captivating, and the opportunities available for both students and interns are simply phenomenal. I am so fortunate that I was able to hone my own craft while supporting the education of others through this unique summer opportunity. Furthermore, I am excited to serve as the intern for my third summer this year as the program transitions back to an in-person model.
My other favorite memories naturally stem from the classes I took within the department, where I was able to engage with brilliant peers and educators alike. I enjoyed taking Dr. Waterman's full American Literature course rotation, especially when my friend (a...Read more

A THRIVING COMMUNITY OF READERS AND WRITERS

Join the Department of Languages and Literatures at Ashland University and learn how stories have the power to change the world. From the classics to the contemporary literary scene, our flexible curriculum allows you to customize your education based on your interests. In the Department of Languages and Literatures’s three majors and three minors, you will find yourself surrounded by a thriving community of readers and writers. Our majors are English, Creative Writing, and Integrated Language Arts Education (Grades 7-12), and our minors are English, Creative Writing, and Spanish.  

Our department is fully dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, providing you with courses that range from basic language skills to specialized courses to enhance your learning.

Why Choose a Major or Minor in the Department of Languages and Literatures?

As a student in the Department of Languages and Literatures, you will:

  • Receive personal attention with small class sizes at all course levels.

  • Have the opportunity to double major in both Creative Writing and English, or pair an English program with a major in Communication Studies, History, Journalism, Digital Media, Marketing, Philosophy, or Religion.

  • Our English, Creative Writing, and Spanish minors complement any academic program.

  • Learn from expert faculty who are published authors and working editors.

  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects and publishing opportunities, with the chance to present your findings at professional conferences.

  • Get paid experience by working as a writing tutor in the Ashland Multiliteracy Center and in internships with the Ashland Poetry Press and the AU Master of Fine Arts Program.

  • Join the editorial team of the Black Fork Review, a literary journal run by students and featuring student writing.

  • Be prepared to extend your education by pursuing graduate school. Previous majors are proven to have excelled in top graduate programs in their chosen field.

Graduates of our department work as arts administrators, attorneys, digital marketing strategists, editors, higher education administrators, journalists, librarians, professors, technical writers, and more.

Integrated Language Arts Education graduates hold positions throughout Ohio, across the United States, and in other countries. 

Find your voice by exploring the programs within the Department of Languages and Literatures.

Honor Society 

Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Beta Phi Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta is a National English Honor Society. In addition to conferring distinction for high achievement in English language and literature, the Society’s Articles of Incorporation call for “service to society by fostering literacy.” Ashland University’s chapter strives to build student-professor relationships outside of the classroom, serve as leaders in the Department of Languages and Literatures and foster literacy in the Ashland community.

Qualifications for Membership

To apply to Sigma Tau Delta, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Sophomore standing or higher
  2. 3.0 minimum GPA in at least TWO English classes beyond English 102
  • You DO NOT need to have an English major or minor to be a member of Sigma Tau Delta. We welcome all who love literature and writing to join.

Application for Membership

Please contact Dr. Hilary Donatini for an application (hdonatin@ashland.edu).

http://www.english.org/sigmatd/

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