Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

English Department : Meet the Faculty of the Department of English

Anam K. Govardhan

Anam K. Govardhan
Ph.D., Madras University, India.,
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.
Professor of English

Phone: 203-837-9247

A specialist in 18th century British literature, Indian literature in English, applied linguistics, and rhetoric and composition.

Dr. Govardhan’s focus is on classroom-based research and his findings on discourse analysis have been presented at regional, national, and international conferences, such as, the International TESOL Conventions, the AAAL, etc.  His papers focusing on issues concerning teaching English both in the United States and abroad were published by the Tesol Quarterly (USA), CIEFL Bulletin (India), Madras University Annuals, etc.  Deeply interested in distance learning, he has written and presented more than 100 lessons (30 minutes each) on “Communication Skills in both spoken and written English” on Indian Public Television (Doordarshan, Madras, India) and Vaanavil (Astro, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).  As a creative writer, he has published several short stories in Telugu (a Dravidian language widely spoken in the southern part of India), some of which were also broadcast on All India Radio, Madras, India. He is also an avid traveler and a keen advocate of international education to foster friendship and understanding between peoples of different countries.