Undergraduate Degree: BA, English / Creative Writing, Western Michigan University
Concentration: Creative Writing (Fiction)
GA Assistantships While in the Program: Editorial Assistant for North Carolina Literary Review, Writing Consultant at the Bate Writing Center, and English 1100 & 1200 Graduate Assistant.
Research Interests: Contemporary American Fiction, 20th Century Literature, the post- modern short story, post-colonial African Literature, and the art of fiction writing.
Why ECU: Offering a vast array of assistantships and faculty/staff who are warm and welcoming, ECU seemed like the right fit for me once I visited the campus. ECU also has a number of distinguished publications which afforded me the opportunity to continue my quest in editing for a literature review.
Future Plans: I plan on continuing my endeavor on the ladder of academia and obtain my MFA in Fiction Writing, with the ultimate goal of teaching Creative Writing at the collegiate level.
Undergraduate Degree: BA, English/ Creative Writing
Concentration: English Studies
GA Assistantships While In Program: English 1100 Teaching Assistant, Bate Writing Center Consultant.
Research Interests: Pop Culture Rhetorics
Why ECU: I decided to attend ECU because I was interested in the courses offered, and the diversity of the faculty research interests.
Future Plans: Earning a PhD and teaching various courses within the discipline.
Undergraduate Degree: BA, Communication/Concentration: Writing, Anderson University
Concentration: Creative Writing
GA Assignments While in the Program: Bate Writing Center Consultant and North Carolina Literary Review.
Why ECU: I liked the fact that I could pursue an M.A. while focusing in Creative Writing.
Future Plans:I am considering applying to either an MFA or PhD Program, but my end goal is to teach college English.
Undergraduate Degree: BA, Creative Writing, Virginia Tech University
Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition
GA Assignments While in the Program: Bate Writing Center Consultant, English 1100 Graduate Assistant, and Bate Center Assistant Director
Why ECU: I decided on ECU because the faculty made me feel welcomed and were focused on helping my research interests grow.
Research Interests: Writing center theory, emotional labor of writing center consultants, and body-monitoring wearable tech.
Future Plans: Applying to PhD school for Rhetoric and Composition.
Undergraduate Degree: English Education
Research Interests: Anglo Saxon, Medieval and Renaissance Literature with a focus in textual editing.
Why ECU: I was guaranteed an assistantship and I really wanted to attend a school where I could do more than simply take course work. I wanted to have the opportunity to learn through my experiences and be able to make a contribution to the academic community.
GA Assignments While in the Program: Working with the Donne Variorum Project, and English 1100 Graduate Assistant.
Future Plans: I hope to find a position teaching composition at a community college or university. I also plan on still being involved in the Donne Variorum project.
Undergraduate Degree: Double major in English and Political Science
Concentration: Creative Writing
Research Interests: Script/ Play writing and Fiction. I also enjoy history from the 1910s to the 1960s.
Why ECU: I decided to Attend ECU as an undergraduate because I had a grade school teacher that talked highly of the school. I chose to remain here for my MA because I liked the faculty and their enjoyment of the craft.
Future Plans: My future plans are to teach different types of English on the collegiate level.