Love to write? A minor in writing from Rollins not only nurtures and strengthens your passion, but also helps you develop a set of sought-after skills that will prepare you for a range of career opportunities when you graduate. With a writing minor, you can choose from one of two concentrations: creative writing or professional writing.

The creative writing concentration emphasis the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction via a workshop method, which gives you extensive experience in producing and critiquing text. The professional concentration arms you with a critical understanding of the rhetorical processes underlying communication in various media and the problem-solving skills needed to adapt in the face of continual technological and cultural change.

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Department of English

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  • Vidhu Aggarwal

    Vidhu Aggarwal, PhD

    Theodore Lawrence and Barbara Alfond Professor

    Research interests: Contemporary and modernist poetry and poetics, with specialties in visual culture and Anglophone literatures

  • William Boles

    William Boles, PhD

    Jeanette McKean Professor

    Research interests: Drama

  • Victoria Brown

    Victoria Brown, MFA

    Associate Professor

    Research interests: Fiction and creative nonfiction, transnational literature with a focus on contemporary Caribbean writers and post-colonial theory

  • Martha Cheng

    Martha Cheng, PhD


    Research interests: Rhetorical theory, argumentation, visual rhetoric, discourse studies, and professional writing

  • Matthew Forsythe

    Matthew Forsythe, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Fiction and creative nonfiction, American literature, the wilderness, and the elusive narrator in 20th-century fiction

  • Carol Frost

    Carol Frost, MA

    Professor Emeritus of English

    Research interests: Poetry

  • Ben Hudson

    Ben Hudson, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Research interests: 19th-century British literature, aestheticism, sexuality studies, and the intellectual history of amateurism

  • Jill Jones

    Jill Jones, PhD


    Research interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, women writers, and autobiography

  • Jana Mathews

    Jana Mathews, PhD

    Professor; Co-Director, Pre-Law Advising

    Research interests: Literature and culture of medieval and early modern England, with concentrations in alliterative poetry, legal studies, material culture, and kingship

  • Maurice O'Sullivan

    Maurice O'Sullivan, PhD

    Professor of English

    Research interests: Literature and pedagogy

  • Paul Reich

    Paul Reich, PhD


    Research interests: Late 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, the American West, and popular culture

  • Emily Russell

    Emily Russell, PhD

    Kenneth L. Curry Professor

    Research interests: Medical humanities, disability studies, 20th-century American literature