Chair's Welcome
Welcome! My name is Graley Herren, and I am the chair of the English department. Our dedicated and talented faculty offer a wide variety of courses in literature, writing, and linguistics. We offer a traditional major which focuses primarily on literature, and a new Writing Concentration which focuses on creative and professional writing. Both tracks in the English major develop critical thinking, articulate expression, and the communication skills highly coveted in numerous post-graduate career paths. Our website is designed to provide you with information about courses, programs, activities, personnel, and opportunities for studying English at Xavier. If you have any further questions, please feel free to stop by my office at Hinkle Hall 235, call me at (513) 745-2877, or email at