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About Union

Union County College has a remarkable history as New Jersey’s first community college. We are known for excellence among regional colleges and universities.

Dr Elise Donovan

Dr. Elise Donovan has been teaching at Union County College since 1992 and has served as the Coordinator of Developmental English since 2006. This past year, Dr. Donovan has begun leading a re-design of the Developmental English program, working toward better student placement and offering  students the opportunity to accelerate through the Developmental program. As part of the College’s Title V and STEM grants, she has helped to establish learning communities between English and Math classes and a computer classroom for Developmental Writing courses.  Dr. Donovan also teaches English 102 online for students interested in exploring American literature in a writing-intensive self-paced course. Dr. Donovan earned her PhD in American Literature from the University of Southern California and her BA in Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.