HSS is the cornerstone of St. Mary's liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, this is the largest school on campus.
Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D., Chair
Katherine Hampsten, Ph.D., Interim Program Director
Gwendolyn Diaz, Ph.D., Graduate English Literature and Language Program Director
Mildred Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant
In the Department of English and Communication Studies at St. Mary’s University, students develop effective visual, oral and written communication skills. They cultivate respect for multiple perspectives through analysis and explore the world through the lens of ethical scholarship, rhetorical inquiry and creativity. Graduates of the program are ready for graduate school and law school, as well as for careers in a variety of fields.
The St. Mary’s University Department of English and Communication Studies focuses on the human experience to enhance competency in visual, oral, and written communication, to develop respect for multiple perspectives through analysis, and to explore the world through the lens of ethical scholarship, rhetorical inquiry, and creativity in the pursuit of the common good.