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    On an English degree: “Profoundly useful and practical”

    A few 2013 Taylor English grads at rehearsal Surely you’ve seen the stares and fielded the questions: “English? You’re going to be a teacher?” If the answer is no, you might hear: “So…what are you going to do with that?” “A lot,” answers Dr. Rob Prescott of Bradley University in Illinois. In his recent book Why to Major in English if You’re Not Going to Teach (Kendall Hunt, 2010), Prescott addresses these questions and many more.  The back cover copy outlines Prescott’s practical focus; in the book, he: Helps English majors confidently approach employers and present themselves both in terms of their classroom education and in terms of the many…

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    The Power of Story: Global Myths on the Origins and Character of Black People

    Dr. Mary Nyambura Muchiri of the Taylor Department of English teaches writing and research in Creative Nonfiction as well as African Post-Colonial and British literature. She is the author of four books and is currently involved in sabbatical research on the “Awareness, Preparedness, Adjustment and Integration of International Faculty and Students at Taylor University.” Her most recent book, pictured above, is now available in hardcover or for Kindle at Amazon and other booksellers. Dr. Muchiri was born in the Murang’a District of the Central Province, in Kenya.  She earned a PhD fom Lancaster University (UK), and joined our department at Taylor in September of 2001. Here’s Mary on her new…