Department of English & Theater Arts

Nora McBurney, Administrative Assistant
637 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.6420
Fax: 412.396.1112

Department Chair

barnhiselGreg Barnhisel, Ph.D.
637E College Hall



Writing, thoughtful reading, synthesizing of information and love of literature and learning typify the English major at Duquesne University.

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Department of English and Theater Arts

The Department of English is committed to developing the skills, the knowledge, and the conscience of the next generation of leaders, who will shape the world that they inherit.

English at Duquesne Features...

+   A blend of traditional and contemporary approaches to literature
+   A distinguished and award-winning Faculty
+   A state-of-the-art Writing Center
+   Degree programs for Undergraduates (B.A.) and Graduates (M.A. and Ph.D.)
+   A major and minor program in Theater Arts
+  Numerous student opportunities to study abroad, take off-site classes, get involved with on-campus publications, and more!


English as a Second Language

If you are interested in learning English as a Second Language, please visit the ESL Department website.