The English faculty is composed of committed scholars who are enthusiastic about both research and teaching. Writing courses are taught by professional writers with expertise in their specialties. Literature courses are often taught by faculty members who research and publish in their specialties. The English writing program includes professional journalists, scholars, and creative writers who have published widely.
The English department sponsors a literary magazine, The Edgewood Review, staffed and published by students. English majors may contribute work to the magazine as well as gain editorial and managerial experience by working on its editing, design, and layout.
Although the student newspaper, On the Edge, operates independently from the department, English majors are encouraged to join its staff. In a recent year, Edgewood's student journalists swept the prizes at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's yearly contest with four first prizes and five Certificates of Merit in a competition with 45 other college newspapers in the state.
Edgewood College graduates with an English major are doing a wide variety of things. Some are teaching in secondary or elementary schools, or are working in print, radio, and television media. Others currently attend law, library, and business schools, and are excelling programs in journalism, literature and creative writing.