English and Reading

We all write our own histories.



Prof. David Lott’s book of poetry New to Guayama got a very favorable review in the Washington Independent Review of Books.


Prof. Miriam Hamilton Published

Prof. Miriam Hamilton (ENGL, Rockville campus) has her story “Manosphere” published on the website

Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins and writes stories about women engineers.

Congratulations on your first short story publication, Miriam!

Prof. Sneider Builds Writing App

Prof. Leah Sneider (MC-R, English), has created an iPhone/iPad app aimed at the pre-writing process. Congratulations, Leah!

From the website:

The Write Tool app is designed to guide the user through the pre-writing process via a series of interactive steps that rely on user input. You can jump around the different steps of the pre-writing process as needed. You may save projects and return to them later, export them to Word, Google Docs, iCloud, Dropbox, or email them to yourself, your instructor, or whomever.


ENGL-READ Prof. Isaiah Ayafor will speak later this week at the Language and Sustainable Development Goals Symposium in New York regarding his piece published in the refereed journal, Language Policy. The title: “Eric A. Anchimbe: Language Policy and Identity Construction: The Dynamics of Cameroon’s Multilingualism.”

Ayafor article title in Language Policy.
Ayafor’s article title page in Language Policy.

Prof. Malveaux’s Book: #1 New Release

Montgomery College Faculty and StaffProf. Greg Malveaux (Rockville, English), has a new book, Look before Leaping, Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education. says it is a “#1 New Release in Student Travel Guides.” The publication date is set for April 8.

Malveaux has long been a leader in study-abroad opportunities at Montgomery College and is the Coordinator of Travel and Study Abroad.

The book prepares both students and leaders for the potential pitfalls of studying abroad.

From the book description at Amazon:

Look before Leaping merges court trends and cases, experts’ first-hand accounts and recommendations of best practices, currently used risk-averting documents, and essential texts to bring a comprehensive study of the most common risks, liabilities, and needed repair for study abroad in higher education.


MischeSoupCanClick here to read Prof. Monica Mische‘s piece in the Washington Post Magazine. It’s part of their “Mine” feature in which writers talk about a specific object that has meaning to them. Prof. Mische’s: a particular can of Chalet Suzanne watercress soup. The reason it’s important is a heart-warming story.

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