Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley

Teaching Area(s): English

Orville Hartshorn’s original vision of liberal arts education for people who work is the foundation of what makes Mount Union unique; that’s what attracted me to Mount Union.


The English major’s focus on developing superior core skills of interpretation and communication prepares students for success in a huge range of professions. For example, apart from the well-known paths to teaching and various kinds of professional writing, the English major is also a traditional preparation for law school because of its emphasis on persuasion and the evaluation of verbal evidence. In fact, English is among a handful of majors that consistently place highest for scores on the national law school admissions test (LSAT). Given that a typical American now switches careers three or even five times, the flexible skill set of the English major is a major advantage in both traditional and emerging fields.

Modern Machine Shop
Pepperdine University
Epic Systems

University of Cincinnati
The Ohio State University
University of Toledo
Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching English in Middle/High School
Teaching in Higher Education
Publishing and Editing
Library Science

90% of English majors from the classes of 2009-2014 were able to start a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
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