The Bachelor of Arts in English (BA) and our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (BFA) at Saint Augustine’s University offers a hands-on approach to the Humanities. Our students gain valuable publishing experience on both our campus magazine, Saint Augustine’s Magazine, as well as internships with the global and local literary arts magazine Raleigh Review and with Backbone Press as the founders of both Raleigh Review and Backbone Press are members of our faculty. English & Multimedia Studies at Saint Augustine’s University also offers minors in both creative writing and literary publishing to students from other departments so they can learn to utilize both hemispheres as creativity and innovation are key to technical entrepreneurship. Additionally, our department is evolving courses in video game narrative design, literature and African American culture to equip students with 21st century skills, including critical reading, critical thinking, critical writing, creativity practice and global competence. With our degrees that offer both a technical with a creative edge (BFA) and a traditional with a creative edge (BA) – oh, the places you will go.

DEGREES OFFERED

Bachelors of Art

English →

Coming Fall 2024:  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

Coming Fall 2025: Ph.D. Creative Writing

Minors

English →

Creative Writing

Literary Publishing

STUDENT/ALUMNI NEWS

Names from left to right, Chris Ingram, Jeremee Jeter, and Da’Jah Jordan.

Students in our Department of English & Multimedia Studies receive many opportunities while enrolled at Saint Augustine’s University. Pictured above are Chris Ingram, Jeremee Jeter and Da’Jah Jordan after completing internships with Raleigh Review Literary & Arts Magazine in 2022.

Our 2020 English Department Graduate Garrett Davis now serves as the main copyeditor for Raleigh Review. Chris Gordan class of 2019, Garrett Davis class of 2020, Chris Ingram class of 2022, Jeremee Jeter and Da’Jah Jordan all had a hand in launching the very first issue of Saint Augustine’s Magazine. Da’Jah Jordan, Gia Minnis, Jeremee Jeter, and Chris Ingram all contributed their talents to Raleigh Review via SAU’s Literary Publishing minor academic program that launched in Fall 2020.

INTERNSHIP SOURCES

Saint Augustine’s Magazine

Raleigh Review Literary & Arts Magazine

Backbone Press

ENGLISH EVENTS

SAU Celebrates National Poetry Month

with Tyree Daye, Our Featured Reader

International Women’s Day

2022 International Women’s Day celebration at SAU with a viewing of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison through Literacy Partners

FACULTY

Sparrow

Lamont Sparrow

Interim Department Chair of English and Assistant Professor
lsparrow@st-aug.edu
919.516.4094

Crystal Smith

Crystal Smith

Assistant Professor
csmith@st-aug.edu
919.516.4221

Nakotey Hervie

Nakotey Hervie

Assistant Professor
nhervie@st-aug.edu
919.516.4420

Rob Greene

Rob Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
rgreene@st-aug.edu
919.516.4110

Patricia Nwosu

Patricia Nwosu

Assistant Professor
pwnwosu@st-aug.edu
919.516.4114

Shakima Garrison

Shakima Ellis

Assistant Professor
slgarrison@st-aug.edu
919.516.4738