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Gail Hapke

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Contact Information

315 English Building
608 S Wright, M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

10-11 MF
Senior Instructor


Gail Hapke received her BA in English literature at the University of Cincinnati and her MA in English Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed the PhD program at the University of Illinois in medieval English literature, excluding the dissertation; worked for several years in the publishing industry; took graduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction; and completed the PhD program in Writing Studies, again excluding the dissertation. (She likes to say that she is a double-ABD.) Her main professional interest is in teaching English and Rhetoric at the college level, and has been recognized for her achievements in this area.

Research Interests

Gail Hapke's areas of specialization include English literature, rhetoric, linguistics, stylistics, and literacy studies


  • BA English Literature University of Cincinnati
  • MA English Literature University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

  • Descriptive English Grammar
  • Publishing and Editing
  • College Writing
  • Advanced College Writing
  • English Literature to 1660