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Welcome to the English Department

The English Department at YCCC is both a service department that offers core general education courses to students in all academic programs and one which offers elective coursework aimed at students interested in writing and literature and may be considering a four-year degree in English or a related field such as communications, journalism, media studies, or professional writing.

English Department Faculty

Dianne Fallon, English Department Chair, has taught a variety of English and Humanities courses at YCCC since 1996. She earned her BA in English from Bowdoin College and her MA/Ph.D. from Binghamton University.   

Phone: (207) 216-4357    Email:

David Susman, Chair of the Humanities Department, also teaches in the English Department. He earned his BA from Ithaca College and his MA from Syracuse University and has taught at YCCC since 2004.

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Dr. Wesley Mills teaches in the English and Humanities Departments. A full-time faculty member at YCCC since 2007, Dr. Mills has taught at the College since 1998. He earned his B.A. from Gordon College, his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary, and his D.Min from Andover Newton.

Phone: (207) 216-4359     Email:


English Department Adjunct Faculty (part-time)

Christopher Anderson, MA Brandeis University,

Beverly Brennan-Overberg, M.A. Northeastern University,

Michael DeBlois, B.A. Middlebury College, M.A. University of Washington,

Levi Boudreau, B.A, University of Maine, M.A., University of Maine,

Joseph Foster, B.S. University of Maine, M.A. University of Maine,​

Lori Hutchins, B.A. University of Maine, M.B.A. South University​,

Joan Ludwig, B.S. Syracuse University,

Alex MacPhail,

Kristina Sanborn, B.A. University of Maine/Orono, M.A. University of Maine/Orono

Nick Wilson, B.A. University of Southern Maine, M.S. University of Massachusetts/Amherst​,





English Department Courses

English Department "general education courses" include the following:

  • ENG 101, College Composition
  • ENG 112, Writing and Literature
  • ENG 120, Professional Communications
  • ENG 211, Technical Writing
  • SPE 101, Oral Communication.

These courses are offered every semester, including the summer, at a variety of times and formats, including online. 

We also offer ENG 095, Reading and Writing Workshop, for students who need to brush up on writing and reading skills prior to taking a college English course, and ENG 201, Creative Writing, for students who are interested in writing and/or are looking for a "Creative Arts" course to fulfill degree requirements. We occasionally offer other courses, depending on enrollment and student interest.


Course descriptions are published in the College Catalog and within the YCCC Course Schedule each semester (click on the course and the description will pop up).

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Sample course syllabi

These sample syllabi provide a general idea of class objectives, assignments and expectations.  More than 25 individuals teach in the English Department; while all teach within a common framework, syllabi will vary in specifics among instructors

Welcome to the English Department