Main Contact
Brian O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of English
bposullivan@smcm.edu
Montgomery Hall
Organization Description

he St. Mary’s English Department believes that a student benefits most from the integration of literature and creative writing. Thus, as English majors, students will read a broad historical and cultural range of literatures and develop a variety of writing skills.

February 23, 2022
Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English and 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, is a 2022 recipient of an Independent Artist Award presented by the Maryland State Arts Council. Cognard-Black will receive a $2,000 regional grant to recognize promise in fiction… Find Out More
February 18, 2022
Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, professor of English, has three poems included in the poetry anthology “Where We Stand: Poems of Black Resilience” (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2022).
Co-edited by Melanie Henderson, Enzo Silon Surin, and Truth Thomas, the multigenerational book consists of 86 poems by 30 poets… Find Out More
January 19, 2022
The annual Reeves Lecture with Jeffrey Hammond, professor of English and George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. The event is free of charge… Find Out More
August 17, 2021
Professors of Physics Charles Adler and Professor of Art Carrie Patterson will present individually during the TEDxGreatMills free virtual event entitled EMERGE! on September 18, 2021, along with Professor Emeritus of English Michael Glaser and SMCM Alumna Rie Moore ’19. Nine speakers will present… Find Out More
June 4, 2021
Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black had a short story published in April’s edition of Story magazine, titled “Daughter Mother Daughter” under her pen name of J. Annie MacLeod.

Story magazine has published such writers as Sherwood Anderson, John Cheever, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer,… Find Out More
June 1, 2021
Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English and 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, has a new release on Audible.com. Her lecture series, "Books That Cook: Food and Fiction," is an Audible Original, produced by The Great Courses, with whom Cognard-Black has… Find Out More
March 22, 2021
This year, the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is hosting a virtual annual conference and St. Mary’s College is participating at many levels.  Professor of Anthropology Bill Roberts serves on the 2021 Program Committee and took the lead on organizing three sessions involving SMCM faculty,… Find Out More
February 24, 2021
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Kelly Neiles, along with colleagues at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, have accepted an invitation from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to participate in an Inclusive Excellence Learning Community. The award includes $30,000… Find Out More
September 9, 2020
Professor of English Jeffrey Coleman reads three original poems relating to the Black Lives Matter movement and discusses poems from his edited anthology, "Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era," during a twenty-six minute audio interview for the… Find Out More
September 8, 2020
On Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 p.m., the Mark Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture will present Laughing to the Polls with Jordan Klepper. Klepper is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He will appear virtually via Zoom.… Find Out More