BHSU English Program

David Cremean (Ph.D. Bowling Green State University)
        ~Western Literature and Film
        ~Critical Theory
Amy Fuqua (Ph.D. University of South Carolina)
        ~Chair of the School of Arts and Humanities
        ~American Literature
        ~Women and Literature
Vincent King (Ph.D. University of South Carolina)
        ~American Literature
Kent Meyers (M.A. Washington State University)
        ~Creative Writing
        ~Literature of the American West
Andrey Reznikov (Ph.D. St. Petersburg University, Russia)
        ~English Grammar
        ~Teaching English as a Second Language
Nicholas Wallerstein (Ph.D. University of Oregon; M.T.S. Harvard)
        ~Early British Literature
        ~Classical Languages, Literature, and Rhetoric         
        ~Religion, Theology, and Biblical Literature
        ~Poetry and Poetics

Assistant Professors
Nicholle Dragone (J.D., Ph.D. University at Buffalo-SUNY)
        ~American Indian Literature
        ~Indigenous Studies
        ~International Law and Human Rights
Martin Fashbaugh (Ph.D. Purdue University)
        ~Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Courtney Huse-Wika (Ph.D. University of South Dakota)
        ~Director of the Honors Program
        ~Young Adult Literature
        ~Popular Culture
        ~Creative Writing


Matt Bauman (M.F.A. University of Idaho)
Erica Bobby (M.A. University of South Dakota)
Meg English (Ed.D. University of South Dakota)
Jennifer Fischer (M.A. University of South Dakota)
B. Fosheim
Rachelle Greer (Ph.D. Iowa State University)
Scott Howard
Cynthia Howell (Ed.D. Northern Arizona University)
Mary Beth Kwenda (M.A. Ohio University)
Rickie Ann Legleitner (Ph.D. University of South Dakota)
Karl Lehman (M.F.A. Pacific Lutheran University)
Barbara Looney (Ph.D. University of South Florida)
Ronda Mehrer (M.A. South Dakota State University)
Jessica Miles
Meredith Parker (M.A. Northern Arizona University)
Alicia Sutliff-Benusis (Ph.D. University of Kansas)
Kaija Swisher (M.A. University of South Dakota)

Director of the Writing Assistance Center

Rickie Ann Legleitner (Ph.D. University of South Dakota)

Contact Information
Click on the link Faculty for detailed information about individual English faculty members, including email addresses, telephone numbers, and professional biographies.


Exit Exam
Graduating seniors click here (EXIT EXAM) for Exit Exam information and forms!!!


Program Overview
The English Program at Black Hills State University provides professional courses for majors and minors as well as general education courses in writing and literature. Through coursework and advisement, our faculty help you to develop your written and oral powers of thought and expression, and we provide you with a comprehensive background in literature and literary criticism. Additionally, we prepare teachers in the curriculum of grammar, literature, and writing pedagogy. This hard work and cooperation brings positive results: students in the English program at BHSU consistently score highly on the English CAAP and PRAXIS exams.

We offer several tracks for the English major (English, English Education, English Composite) and we offer an English minor and a Professional Writing minor. Additionally, as an English major, you may choose a concentration in writing.

The English major at BHSU prepares you to pursue a number of different careers, and our alumni have followed a variety of paths including graduate school, law, education, medicine, journalism, advertising, entrepreneurial endeavors, and publishing.

Students in our major are valuable members of the campus community. The English Club holds an annual short story writing competition, runs a film festival, and publishes The Greenbowl Review, a journal of literature and art. Additionally, as an English major, you can compete in essay competitions, including the Stewart Bellman Excellence in Undergraduate Writing awards, and are eligible to apply for a number of Humanities Department scholarships.

Students interested in the English major are encouraged to click on the "Download a Factsheet" link in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Dr. Amy Fuqua, Chair of the School of Arts & Humanities


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