English, Modern Languages, & Liberal Arts – Shorter University

Critical Thinkers.
Skilled Leaders.

Outstanding skills essential in today’s technological and multi-cultural society are critical thinking and proficiency in written and spoken communication, skills that are the core of the humanities-based Department of English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts. Beyond this, the study of humanities expands consciousness and deepens awareness of both our cultural heritage and contemporary society. Careful thinking and critical reading can also strengthen tolerance and appreciation of cultures besides our own.

The Department of English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts offers these additional benefits and opportunities:

  • Scholarships for beginning students majoring in these disciplines, given through our Winthrop-King Scholarships
  • Winthrop-King International Scholarships for Study Abroad in all three disciplines
  • Outstanding faculty credentials:  nine full-time faculty members, all with a Ph.D. and many with strong publication records in peer-reviewed academic and literary journals
  • Professors who are native speakers in both Spanish and French
  • Innovative course offerings in Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • The Chimes, a high-quality literary magazine
  • A cadre of outstanding graduates in many diverse career fields, such as teaching on the secondary, college, and university level, television and radio, personnel, law, publishing, editing, translating, international relations and/or business

315 Shorter Ave NW
Rome, GA 30165
 (800) 868-6980

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Angela C. O’Neal
Chair, Department of English, Modern Language, & Liberal Arts, Professor of English, Director of Honors Program
Ms. Daniela Beard
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ms. Jill Goad
Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Julie Pond
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Fabrice Poussin
Associate Professor of French and Chimes Sponsor
Dr. Zack Strait
Assistant Professor of English