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Ruth Hoberman, Ph.D.

Ruth Hoberman, Ph.D.

Office: 3755 Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6981
Fax: 217-581-7209
Email: rhoberman@eiu.edu
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Dr. Ruth Hoberman, professor of British literature, coordinates the graduate program in English. The graduate program offers a Master of Arts in English with four concentrations:

  • Literary Studies
  • Literary Studies with Creative Writing Emphasis
  • Composition/Rhetoric
  • Professional Writing

The program also offers a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing in High School/Middle School, which is available to those already certified as middle school or high school teachers. Teachers should be able to complete this certificate in two summers and one academic year. Teachers earn a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing in High School/Middle School by satisfactorily completing 18 hours of graduate work in the Teaching of Writing.

Dr. Hoberman received her doctorate in English from Columbia University in 1984. Her areas of interest include Twentieth Century British literature, women's literature, and museum studies.

Admission to the graduate program in English requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of English. Please contact Dr. Hoberman or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.

Master of Arts: in English