Why Study English at PNW?
The Department of English at Purdue University Northwest offers a Bachelor of Arts in English, with options in Literature, Writing, and Teaching. The Literature option is the broadest of our degrees, and involves the careful analysis of texts in their cultural, historical, and formal contexts. Writing majors learn the practical aspects of communicating on the job, in business or industry and in print and digital platforms, to prepare for careers in publishing, editing, writing, and technical communication. The Teaching option is offered in conjunction with the School of Education, and prepares students to teach English in the public school system. Students also may minor in English or Creative Writing as a Profession. An Online Certificate in Writing for Interactive Media is available.
Dr. Mark Mabrito, a PNW faculty member since 1989, teaches courses in interactive media, new media, web design, writing for social media, game design, and workplace writing. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in developing online curriculum, including creating more than a dozen new online courses within the department. His research interests include new media, immersive virtual environments, workplace writing, online pedagogy, and online communication.
Dr. Mabrito also is the creator of the Online Certificate in Writing for Interactive Media and was recently inducted as a member in the NWI Society of Innovators in recognition of that effort. The certificate seeks to prepare students for careers in interactive digital media.
- Civil Service
- Digital Media (Social Media Manager, Web Designer)
- Education (Administrator, Secondary School Teacher, College Instructor)
- Graduate Studies
- Public Relations
- Publishing (Writer, Editor)
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- Virginia M. Brelje Memorial Scholarship
- Thomas Ray Crowel Professional Writing Scholarship
- Barbara & Bernie Lootens Scholarship
- Zenobia B. Mistri Award
- John Stanfield Scholarship
Advisory Board Members
- Doug Ross – The Times of NWI
- Donald Babcock – NiSource
- Alan Myszkowski – Lakeshore Public Media
- Rene Greenleaf – Hammond Public Library
- Rip Johnson – Beatniks on Conkey Theatre
- Bonnie Johnson – Beatniks on Conkey Theatre
- Vespa Tanaskoski – Ivy Tech Community College
- Robin Kohn – Michigan City Public Library
- Janet Bloch – Lubeznik Center for the Arts