The English department has sponsored an impressive roster
of writers as speakers at USA, including Charles Bernstein, Marjorie Perloff, Hank Lazer, Jeanie Thompson, Sandra Gilbert, Jack Coulehan, Margaret Drabble,
Margaret Atwood, Marge Piercy, Jack Gilbert, Andre Dubus,
Vivian Shipley, Richard Moore, Virginia Spencer Carr, Wade
Hall, W. D. Snodgrass, Diane Waikowski, Mike Shugrue, Tom
Franklin, Brewster Milton Robertson, Robert Morgan, and Eugene Walter.
African American Studies has also helped bring an impressive range of speakers to campus, including Michael Eric Dyson, Charles Johnson, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Alex
Haley, Cornel West, Juan Williams, Priscilla
Cooper, Wallace Terry, Albert
Murray, Maulana Karenga, Constance Baker
Motley, Tony Brown, Mary Frances Berry, Ted Joans,
Michel Fabre, Rosemary Braziel Butler, Trudier Harris, and Clifton Taulbert.