Department of English and digital media

Welcome to the Department of English and Digital Media! An innovative department with faculty from all over the world, we are located in Johnson Hall.

We offer majors in English and Communication Studies as well as several concentrations: Creative Writing , Mass Communication, or News Media. We also offer minors in Spanish and French. We invite you to drop by the office and explore your options for a potential career in Public Relations, Teaching, Research, Law School, the media, and many more. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Language, Literature and Communication is to provide and assess a comprehensive education that prepares students for careers, graduate study, leadership roles, and life-long learning while fostering oral and written communication skills, behaviors and practices. Faculty and students develop a keen awareness of diverse cultures, social groups, ideologies, and philosophical orientations. In concert with the faculty, students develop specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen academic areas of English, Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Languages, and/or Creative Writing.

Vision Statement

Guided by the department's mission, our vision is to:

  • Attract a diverse body of well-prepared students and support them with challenging classes, field experiences, and research opportunities.
  • Recruit and retain highly-qualified faculty through the provision of workloads conducive to effective teaching, mentoring, research, and service.
  • Sustain a collegial environment where students, faculty, and staff respect and value each other's unique strengths and contributions.

CPELAC International Journal


Adam McKee, Ph.D.,  Chairperson
Department of Language, Literature and Communication
133 Johnson Hall
Campus Box 968
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Fax: 252-335-3713