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Dr. Laura Smith is Chair of the English Department at Stevenson and teaches contemporary American literature, African American literature, and creative writing.


Flyer for GSR podcast event with DanklinThe Greenspring Review is entering Fall 2021 with an expanded staff and lots of new programming, including contests, events, and a new podcast....Click here to read more.

Garrison Hall South exteriorIn Summer 2021, Stevenson English moved into its new home in Garrison Hall South on the Owings Mills Campus. We miss Greenspring, but we are thrilled to be back on campus, back to in-person classes, and we are loving being located right in the middle of things....Click here to read more.

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Over the weekend, 33 Stevenson students, alumni, SU siblings, and friends collaborated online to create seven new, playable games as part of Global Game Jam 2021. The games debuted Sunday, January 31 at the virtual game showcase and are available online to play....

Kailyn Pater

On October 16, we talked with senior English and Biology double major Kaliyn Pater about her internship with the diabetes advocacy organization JDRF, her experiences producing the organization's social media, and the appeal of a career in the nonprofit sector....Click here to read more.

Photo of Josie HunterThis week, we sat down with junior English major Josie Hunter to discuss her internship with Dr. Kerry Spencer.

SU: What is your internship and what are your main duties?

Josie: I'm doing a virtual internship as a Publishing Consultant Research Assistant with Dr. Kerry Spencer. In this role, I analyze young adult literature to determine each book’s marketability and profitability....

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