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  • ATTW: 3/19/2014
  • CCCC: 3/19-3/21/2014


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