Contact Information

Michael Degnan Ph.D.
Professor of English
English Department
Campus Address:
105B Bogel Hall
Areas of Expertise:
  • Curriculum and Program Development
  • Liberal Learning
  • Literature – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Degnan specializes in curriculum and instructional design, and the development of college-level academic programs. He can speak on the concept of liberal learning, which focuses on lifelong learning skills that are transferable to professional careers, and the components of liberal learning education. He’s overseen development of the Hilbert’s first study abroad program. Degnan has been an English professor at the college for more than 25 years, including 10 years as department chairperson. An expert on American novelist and short-story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, Degnan can discuss the famed fiction author’s literary works and his influence on American literature. He’s presented on Hawthorne at various professional conferences. Degnan is a member of the Academy of American Poets, Modern Language Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. Click here for full Bio...