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The collective goals of the English Department are to develop critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills as we encourage students to become life-long learners who reach their full potential. Aligning with Notre Dame’s commitment to our Mercy Core values, we highlight the importance of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service, not only in the literature students study but also in the daily lives they lead. 

Our skills-based curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore universal themes that transcend time and culture. A variety of courses exposes them to multiple genres of literature ranging from poetry to prose from ancient to modern. These selections allow students to develop a better understanding of themselves, of others, and of their responsibilities in the continuously evolving 21st-century global society.

Mona McCauley

English Department Chairperson

Cindy Bannon


Aaron Bartuska

Film Teacher

Michael Culnan


Brenna Luczyszyn

Valerie Luedeke


Michael Modugno


Heather Robinson

Kellyanne Stewart


Diane Wargo