Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the FIU English department. We are a vibrant, caring community of more than 50 full-time faculty, numerous dedicated part-time instructors, six wonderful professional staff, hundreds of undergraduate majors, and graduate students pursuing degrees in Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing. We embrace the power of language—written and spoken—to enrich our lives and effect real change in the world. Fundamentally for us, words matter, deeply and dearly. If you agree, we welcome you—whether you are a prospective student, a current one, or one of our thousands of alumni…or just someone glancing in upon us. I hope you enjoy your visit here; I encourage you to call on us at either of our campuses, or check out our footprint on Facebook and leave us a greeting.


James Sutton
Chair and Associate Professor