English Department

Frederick Community College’s English courses are designed to build the analytical reading, effective writing, informational literacy, and critical thinking skills that are central to ongoing academic, workplace, and life success. We offer courses at every level of student need and ability, including courses for non-native speakers, to encourage students to develop into lifelong learners. The English faculty teach our courses using a variety of instructional methods designed to enable students to research, analyze, summarize, interpret, synthesize, assess, and communicate responsibly.

Our literature courses explore a wide variety of cross-cultural works that encourage students to appreciate literature for its aesthetic value and as a window into the human experience.

We offer journalism and creative writing courses as well as opportunities for students to contribute to our College newspaper, The FCC Commuter, and our literary magazine, The Tuscarora Review.


Full-time Faculty Members

Abell, Robin Assistant Professor, English
Ammar, Maria Assistant Professor, English
Clark, Teresa Program Manager - ESL
Associate Professor, English
Clayton, Aaron Assistant Professor, English
Cope, Frederick Assistant Professor, English
Diaz, Lora Instructor, English
Dowlearn, Nichole Instructor, English
Healey, Joseph Program Manager - Developmental English
Associate Professor, English

Hiatt, Bryan

Assistant Professor, English
Holmberg, Beth Professor, English
Johnson, Shemica Assistant Professor, English
Jones, Ramon Assistant Professor, English
Kerr, Ken Department Chair
Professor, English
Lee, Amy Assistant Professor, English
Regules, Anne Instructor, English
Shattuck, Julie Instructional Designer
Associate Professor of English
Taft, Ted Professor, English
Trigger, Kelly Associate Professor, English

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For more information contact:

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Cheryl Peterson
Academic Office Manager
Phone: 301.846.2600

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Dr. Kenneth Kerr
Assistant Professor - English / CHAIR
Phone: 301.846.2646