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English Department

Mission Nestor Hall

The mission of the English Department of Columbus State Community College is to promote literacy by providing quality instruction in the areas of composition, creative, writing, and literature that meets the varied needs of the department’s student populations.


  • To strive for excellence in the quality and effectiveness of its courses and educational services.
  • To promote multiple forms of literacy including verbal, visual, and technological.
  • To support the professional development and expertise of the department’s faculty and staff.
  • To build effective partnerships within the institution and throughout the larger community.
  • To increase access to and success in departmental programs.


Columbus State does not offer a degree in English. However, English classes are an important part of the Associate of Arts/Associate of Sciences transfer degree, which represents the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Many students take general education classes here, then transfer them to another college. English is also a prerequisite for many Career & Technical degrees, and good communication skills are an in-demand skill in today's workforce.

Location: Nestor Hall 420 ¦ Hours: M-F 8:00a-4:00p

Phone Number: (614) 287-2531

Chairperson: Robyn Lyons-Robinson: (614) 287-2531 or The Chair's hours vary, so the best manner of contact is the department phone number during the department office hours.

General Campus Info

Visit the Columbus State Community College Home Page for general information about the college, admissions and financial aid information, programs of study, and links to other departments.

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Associate of Arts Requirements

Visit The Transfer Programs page for information pertaining to the Associate of Arts Requirements, a degree you can transfer to a four year program, especially if interested in pursuing a future degree in English.


Writers Conference: 2016

Columbus State Community College
13th Annual Writers Conference
Saturday, April 23, 2016 (9am-5pm)
Columbus State Workforce Development Center
Columbus, Ohio

*Conference is free of charge this year: lunch will not be provided, but there will suggested group lunches around local establishments*

For Registration Information and Proposal Submission, Contact Mike Wright: OR Heather Thompson-Gillis:

Keynote Speaker: Hanif Willis

Writers Conference Keynote

HANIF WILLIS-ABDURRAQIB is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poems and critical essays have appeared in PEN American, Muzzle, Vinyl, Pitchfork, The FADER, MTV, and the New York Times. His first collection of poems,The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is forthcoming in 2016 from Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press.