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Article and Q & A by Olivia Cameron

Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary had an eventful spring 2019 semester.

Neary is earning an English Ph.D. in creative nonfiction, and she won the department’s inaugural Adam M. Johnson Fellowship in late February. She followed up that success in early April by winning a PEO International Scholar Award.

Sigma Tau Delta focuses on the success of its members by promoting community involvement and their love of literacy. FSU's chapter, Rho Epsilon, represents the English department.

Many FSU English professors and English alumni give readings and show their love of literature at the Word of South festival, which is marking its fifth year as an arts and culture event in Tallahassee.

Over the past decade, technological advances and updates in the Williams Building have moved the English department forward, with SMART Boards and an Egan Board providing more flexible classroom spaces.

As he works on his doctoral dissertation, Healy focuses on how other educators can use digital tools and technology to their best advantage in the classroom. He also shares advice for undergraduate students who are considering graduate school as a next step.

Cathy Barrios's support comes in many forms: advising students about potential internship, career, and campus involvement opportunities; hosting events on campus to ensure students have access to the Career Center’s services; sitting on panels to offer in-person advice for students; and even visiting classes to speak with students in a more informal way.