Welcome to the home page for the PhD in English at Old Dominion University. I invite you to explore the opportunities offered by our innovative program, which integrates writing, rhetoric, discourse, technology, and textual studies. Our courses offer creative reinterpretations of these fields within the discipline of English.
We emphasize research on texts and media as they are affected by form, purpose, technology of composition, audience, cultural location, social practices, and communities of discourse. The program provides coursework and research opportunities that appeal to professionals with careers outside the classroom as well as to those who are pursuing an academic career. Students may elect full- or part-time study, on campus or from a distance. Residency requirements may be met through Summer Doctoral Institutes which offer hybrid on-line and on-site courses. Fellowships and assistantships are available.
Please contact me for additional information or to schedule a phone or campus interview. I would be happy to discuss the program with you.
Dr. Kevin DePew, Graduate Program Director
Tiffany Bryant, Leslie Denise Norris, Hannah Scialdone-Kimberley, Elif Guler, and Daniel Cutshaw have all defended dissertations in the 2011-2012 school year . . .See more
Several students in the ODU English PhD program have been invited to present at various national conferences during this school year. . . See more
Two students, Catrina Mitchum and Laura Bowles, were awarded this year’s Pegasus Scholarship, which supports travel to conferences to present papers.
Congratulations to George Shamshayooadeh, Danielle Roney Roach, Cheri Lemieux Spiegel, Carmen Christopher Caviness, Laura Daniel Buchholz, and Susanne Nobles, all of whom have had articles published in the 2011-2012 school year . . .See more
Dr. Rochelle "Shelley" Rodrigo has been hired as an assistant professor in New Media.