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Department of English

Student Reading BookThe study of literature not only cultivates a profound knowledge of one's own humanity and of the human condition, but also provides practical skills that are useful in almost any career. The study of English teaches you how to write clearly, speak effectively, analyze ideas, read and synthesize complex information, understand human motivation and better oneself through self-reflection. While discovering the foundations of our common cultural, historical, and psychological heritage through undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and English Education, you will be preparing yourself for a possible career in a wide range of fields that include publishing, teaching, advertising, public relations, human relations and management, or legal and government positions.

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Dara Masullo

"I came to LIU Post to ride for the equestrian team while earning my bachelor's degree. After taking my first course in the "Writing Across the Curriculum" program, I knew I had found a passion that rivaled my love for horseback riding. The skills I'm developing as an English major will take me far in life."
Dara Masullo, B.A. in English, Class of 2015

Majors and Programs

At LIU Post, English and English Education majors can deepen their knowledge of literature, writing and linguistics and prepare themselves for careers in a wide range of fields. View our programs:

* Bachelor's Degrees and Minors
* Master's Degrees

Faculty Profile

John Lutz

Dr. John Lutz, chairman of the English Department, specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, political philosophy and 20th-century literature. In 2012, he was a recipient of the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Learn more about Dr. Lutz...

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Poetry Center and Confrontation Magazine


The English Department is home to the Poetry Center -- the longest-running literary center at any university in the metropolitan New York area -- and the award-winning Confrontation magazine, since 1968 a home to Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and newly emerging writers.


Ian Brier

If you're a fan of the Showtime series Dexter and Homeland, or are addicted to the Discovery Channel, you may already be familiar with the work of Ian Brier, a graduate of LIU Post's B.A. in English program. Read more...