English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Holder, Donald

Donald Holder

Adjunct Professor, English and Cultural Studies
SASC, Room 459

Experience in PK-12 education as a teacher and administrator. Higher Education experience as an instructor and administrator.

Educational Leadership, Literacy in Secondary Schools, Reforms in Secondary Education

Public School Reform/restructuring; teaching composition, leaderships, applied ethics

  • ASCD
  • CAEP Program Reviewer
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • New England Association of Teachers of English
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • National Council of Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Science Teacher Association
  • Graduate Reading Scholarship
  • Teaching Excellence Award - MAT Program
  • 2011, Service
  • 1986, Excellence in Leadership