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Eric Drewry, JD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3275
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Eric Drewry, JD, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research in linguistics. He has published research on first- and second-language acquisition, focusing on the acquisition of syntactic structures. He enjoys leading students to “Aha!” moments, when they discover the marvels of their linguistic competence in their first language, whether in English, Spanish, or some other language.


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Delaware
M.A., Linguistics, University of Delaware
JD, Law, Duke University
A.B., Germanic Languages/Literature and Russian Studies, Princeton University
Abitur, Hohe Landesschule, Hanau/M, Germany

Level Beth Certificate, Modern Hebrew, Ulpan at Kibbutz Regavim


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


  • First- and Second-Language Acquisition
  • General Linguistics
  • Syntax

Courses Taught

ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
ENGL 324 – World Literature to the Renaissance
ENGL 334 – World Literature Since the Renaissance
ENGL 402 – Principles of Language
ENGL 403 – Language Principles and Processes
ENGL 404 – Approaches to Grammar
ENGL 405 – American English Language History
ENGL 435 – Social and Psychological Aspects of Language

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 9, East Campus