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EIU Master of Arts in English

Career Profiles

Discover what these English MA alums are doing with their degrees!

Terri ColemanTerri Coleman
College instructor, freelance writer, and self-described "Humanities Hustler"
"What EIU's MA program gave me was an education that provided the academic rigor of a traditional English MA without the rigidity" Read more about Terri's career...


TJ MartinsonTJ Martinson
Ph.D. student in English at Indiana University and author of a novel forthcoming
"The MA program's focus on mentorship, professionalization, and academics allowed me to explore my various interests in a vibrant intellectual community ..." Read more about TJ's career...


Rebekah BartonRebekah "Beks" Barton
Composition instructor at Columbia Basin College
"I just moved to Washington state with my husband and I picked up a class at Columbia Basin College. They called me in for an informal interview and I was hired on the spot." Read more about Rebekah's career...


Betsy WellsBetsy Wells ‘12, Communications Manager
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College
"I was definitely surprised by the amount of research I have to do. I guess I imagined that research would end after graduating, but it doesn't." Read more about Betsy's career...


Liz JacobyLiz Jacoby ‘09, English faculty
English Department, Mid-Plains Community College
“While there are challenging moments, even days, it has all been worth it.” Read more about Liz's career...


Emily RamageEmily Ramage ‘07, Director of Grants Development
Lake Land College
“Every day is different, because I work with so many different departments and divisions of the College.” Read more about Emily's career...


Deb HuttiDeborah (Greiner) Hutti ‘91, Associate Vice President for Educational Services
Lake Land College
“I’ve learned that just when I think I have learned as much as I can about my position, something changes.” Read more about Dr. Hutti's career...


Angela JonesAngela Jones ‘90, Associate Professor
English Department, Western Kentucky University
“While completing my MA, I learned research, tutoring, teaching, and writing skills, all of which I draw upon every day in my current job.” Read more about Dr. Jones's career...


Susan MorrisSusan Morris ‘81, Professor of Philosophy
Humanities Department, Ferris State University
“I think having a varied background was crucial to getting me the job in a Humanities department.” Read more about Dr. Morris's career...


Lee MartinLee Martin ‘79, Professor of English
Creative Writing Program, The Ohio State University
“The MA at Eastern was the first step toward the life I’d always wanted, the life of a writer and a teacher.” Read more about Dr. Martin's career...

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