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Meet the Department

Department Chair
Quentin Bailey
Office: AL-226C
Phone: (619) 594-5271
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Coordinator II
(Budget, Payroll, Contracts, Course Schedule)

Mary Garcia
Office: AL-226B
Phone: (619) 594-5443
Email: [email protected]


Administrative Support Assistant II
Iris Quiroga
Office: AL-226
Phone: (619) 594-5307
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Support Assistant II
Vacant Position
Office: AL-226A
Phone: (619) 594-1516

 

Undergraduate Director
Clare Colquitt
Office: AL-415
Email: [email protected]

To schedule an Undergraduate advising appointment, please refer to sdsu.campus.eab.com.

Children's Literature Program Director
Lashon Daley
Office: AL-217
Phone: (619) 594-5442
Email: [email protected]

MA Graduate Director
Diana Leong
Phone: (619) 594-6469
Office: AL-267
Email: [email protected]

MFA Graduate Director 
Stephen-Paul Martin
Phone: (619) 594-8434  
Office: AL-253
Email: [email protected]

 
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Sandra Alcosser
Professor
Office: AL-219
Phone: (619) 594-5234  
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Poetry, Prose, Form and Theory

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Quentin Bailey
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Office: AL-226C
Phone: (619) 594-5271
Email: [email protected]

Area: British Literature

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Michael Borgstrom
Professor; Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Office: AL-271
Phone: (619) 594-6284
Email: [email protected]

Areas: American Literature, LGBTQ Studies, Cultural Studies

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Joanna Brooks
Professor; Associate V.P. of Faculty Advancement
Office: MH- 3310
Phone: (619) 594-2309
Email: [email protected]

Areas: American Literature, Religious Studies

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Laurie Champion
Professor
Office: AL-257
Phone: (619) 594-6385
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Twentieth-Century Ethnic, American Literature, Feminist Studies, Short Story Theory; Creative Writing


Clare Colquitt
Associate Professor; Undergraduate Director
Office: AL-415
Phone: (619) 594-6219
Email: [email protected]

Area: American Literature

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Lashon Daley
Assistant Professor; Director of Children's Literature Program
Office: AL-217
Phone: (619) 594-5442
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Black Girlhood Studies, Children's and Adolescent Literature, Performance and New Media, Folklore

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Blas Falconer
Professor
Office: AL-270
Phone: (619) 594-6102
Email: [email protected]

Area: Poetry

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Peter C. Herman
Professor
Office: AL-265
Phone: (619) 594-7776
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, Early Modern Drama, Milton, Literature of Terrorism

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Yetta Howard
Professor
Office: AL-259
Phone: (619) 594-1517
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Queer Studies, Visual and Auditory Cultures, Minority Discourse

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Harold Jaffe
Professor Emeritus - FERP
Office: AL-269
Phone: (619) 594-5469
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Comparative Literature, American Literature, Narrative Theory, Creative Writing

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Diana Leong
Assistant Professor; Director, MA Graduate Program
Office: AL-267
Phone: (619) 594-6469
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Environmental Justice, Black Literature & Culture, Environmental Humanities

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Stephen-Paul Martin
Professor; Director, MFA Graduate Program
Office: AL-253
Phone: (619) 594-8434
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Creative Writing (Fiction), Contemporary American Literature

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William A. Nericcio
Professor; Director, MALAS
Office: AL-273
Phone: (619) 594-1524
Email: [email protected]

Areas: American/Latin American Literature, Cultural Studies

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Jessica Pressman
Professor
Office: AL-261
Phone: (619) 594-6256
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Digital Literature, 20th/21st- Century Experimental Narrative, Media Theory

headshot - SerratoPhillip Serrato
Associate Professor
Office: AL-225
Phone: (619) 594-5170
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Gothic and Horror Studies, Chicanx Literature, Film, and Performance, Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Joseph T. Thomas, Jr.
Professor
Office: AL-255
Phone: (619) 594-8430
Email: [email protected]

Areas: American Poetry, Children’s Literature

 

headshot - AsimTishna Asim
Office: AL-276
Email: [email protected]


Areas: Crime & Detective fiction, Victorian England, Children's Literature, Gothic & Horror



Tracy Cummings
Office: AL-236
Email: [email protected]

headshot - De la PenaMatt de la Peña
Office: AL-213
Phone: (619) 594-5347
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Publishing, Literature, Children's Literature

headshot - GoriaCorinne Goria
Office: AL-211
Phone: (619) 594-5873
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Fiction, Oral History, Experimental / Digital Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Catherine Guthrie
Office: AL-278
Email: [email protected]


headshot - FramptonEdith Frampton
Office: AL-288
Phone: (619) 594-6232
Email: [email protected]

Areas: Dramatic Literature and Theatre Practices (including Shakespeare in performance),  Twentieth-Century Women’s Writing

Jerry Rafiki Jenkins     
Office: AL-220     
Phone: (619) 594-6054     
Email: [email protected]

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Office: AL-220
Phone: (619) 594-6054
Email: [email protected]


Areas:  Medieval Icelandic and English Literature, Medieval Manuscript Culture, Translation in Medieval Icelandic and English Literature, The “English Age” of Iceland, Nineteenth-century medievalism and its consequences

Meagan Marshall 
Office: AL-280
Phone: (619) 594-3775
Email: [email protected]

headshot - MillerKellie Miller
Office: AL-274
Phone: (619) 594-5873
Email:  [email protected]


Kathleen Shumate
Office: AL-282
Phone: (619) 594-5184
Email: [email protected]

Sequoia Serrato
Office: AL-423
Email: [email protected]

 

Jeanette Roberts Shumaker
Professor, Imperial Valley Campus
Office: IVC-WF-157  
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Dulce Arteaga
Office: AL-230
Email: [email protected]

Zach Bernstein
Office: AL-244
Email: [email protected]

Daniel Dyer
Office: AL-244
Email: [email protected]

Mikayla Garcia
Office: AL-242
Email: [email protected]

 

Matthew Jimenez
Office: AL-230
Email: [email protected]

Angela Mendoza
Office: AL-242
Email: [email protected]

Giovan Michael
Office: AL-230
Email: [email protected]

Jeffery Shutt
Office: AL-242
Email: [email protected]

 

M.A. Students

headshot - HarderOriana (Ori) Harder
Email: [email protected]

Year in Program: 1st       
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in English, California State University, Fullerton

Areas of Interest: British Literature with a growing interest in Comparative Literature

 

 

M.F.A. Students

 

headshot - HuntingtonBarbara Huntington
Email: [email protected]

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Zoology, San Diego State University

Area of Interest: Poetry

headshot - PhillipsAlyssa Phillips
Email: [email protected]

Year in Program: Fiction, 2nd        
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing, University of California, San Diego

Areas of Interest: Experimenting with fiction

 

Elsie B. Adams, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Alida L. Allison, Ph.D. *
Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Jackson J. Benson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Alfred F. Boe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Howard C. Brashear, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Ruth M. C. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Jerry D. Bumpus, M.F.A.
Professor Emeritus, English and Senate Distinguished Professor

Gerald J. Butler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Marilyn M. Chin, M.F.A.
Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

June Cummins-Lewis, Ph.D. *
Associate Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Glover T. Davis II, M.F.A.
Professor Emeritus, English

Laurie Edson, Ph.D. *
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Gerald H. Farber, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Ronald J. Gervais, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Sinda J. Gregory, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English

Mary Galbraith
Lecturer Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Jerome J. Griswold, Ph.D. *
Professor Emeritus, English

D. Emily Hicks, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Chicano/a Studies and English and Comparative Literature

Dorothea F. Kehler, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English

Lynda L. Koolish, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Lois R. Kuznets, Ph.D. *
Professor Emerita, English

Sherry Little, Ph.D. *
Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

David Matlin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Lawrence F. McCaffery, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Dan D. McLeod, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

John P. Monteverde, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Fred Moramarco, Ph.D. *
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Thomas A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English

Peter F. Neumeyer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Harry Polkinhorn, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Mary Worden Redding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, English and Comparative Literature

Robert W. Redding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

William N. Rogers II, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

James Rother, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

George W. Sanderlin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature and Senate Distinguished Professor

Minas Savvas, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Carole A. Scott, Ph.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies and Professor Emerita, English

Ita G. Sheres, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Donald A. Shojai, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature

Kermit Vanderbilt, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English and Comparative Literature and Senate Distinguished  Professor

Carey G. Wall, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English

 * In memoriam