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Meet the Department

Interim Department Chair
Quentin Bailey
Phone: (619) 594-5271
Office: AL-226C

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

Katie Waltman
Office: AL-226B
Phone: (619) 594-1516
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Support Assistant II
(MA & MFA Graduate Programs and Admissions; TA, ISA and Fellows Applications; Scholarships; Special Study Documents)
Mary Garcia
Office: AL-226A
Phone: (619) 594-5443
Email: [email protected]

 

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

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

MA Graduate Director
Quentin Bailey
Phone: (619) 594-8453
Office: AL-233
Email: [email protected]

Children's Literature Program Director
Joseph T. Thomas, Jr.
Phone: (619)-594-8430
Office: AL-255
Email: [email protected]

To make a MA advising appointment, please contact Mary Garcia at [email protected].

MFA Graduate Co-Director (Fall)
Sandra Alcosser
Phone: (619) 594-5234  
Office: AL-219
Email: [email protected]

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

To make a MFA advising appointment, please contact Mary Garcia at [email protected].

 

Sandra Alcosser
Professor; Director, MFA Graduate Program (Fall)
Areas: Poetry, Prose, Form and Theory
Office: AL-219
Phone: (619) 594-5234  
Email: [email protected]


Quentin Bailey
Associate Professor; Department Interim Chair; Director, MA Graduate Program
Area: British Literature
Office: AL-233
Phone: (619) 594-8435
Email: [email protected]


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


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


Laurie Champion

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


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


Lashon Daley
Assistant Professor
Areas: Black Girlhood Studies, Children's and Adolescent Literature, Performance and New Media, Folklore
Office: AL-217
Email: [email protected]


Laurie Edson
Professor
Area: Comparative Literature
Office: AL-215
Phone: (619) 594-5372
Email: [email protected]


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


Peter C. Herman
Professor
Areas: Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, Early Modern Drama, Milton, Literature of Terrorism
Office: AL-265
Phone: (619) 594-7776
Email: [email protected]

Yetta Howard
Associate Professor
Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Queer Studies, Visual and Auditory Cultures, Minority Discourse
Office: AL-259
Phone: (619) 594-1517
Email: [email protected]

Harold Jaffe
Professor Emeritus
Areas: Comparative Literature, American Literature, Narrative Theory, Creative Writing
Office: AL-269

Phone: (619) 594-5469
Email: [email protected]


Diana Leong
Assistant Professor
Areas:  Environmental Justice, Black Literature & Culture, Environmental Humanities
Office: AL-267
Phone: (619) 594-6469
Email: [email protected]


Stephen-Paul Martin
Professor; Director, MFA Graduate Program (Spring)
Areas: Creative Writing (Fiction), Contemporary American Literature
Office: AL-253
Phone: (619) 594-8434
Email: [email protected]


William A. Nericcio
Professor; Director, MALAS
Areas: American/Latin American Literature, Cultural Studies
Office: AL-273
Phone: (619) 594-1524
Email: [email protected]


Jessica Pressman
Professor; Co-Director, Digital Humanities
Areas: Digital Literature, 20th/21st- Century Experimental Narrative, Media Theory
Office: AL- 261
Phone: (619) 594-6256
Email: [email protected]


Phillip Serrato
Associate Professor
Areas: Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Performance, Children's and Adolescent Literature,  Gothic and Horror Studies
Office: AL-225
Phone: (619) 594-5170
Email: [email protected]


Joseph T. Thomas, Jr.
Professor; Director of Children's Literature Program
Areas: American Poetry, Children’s Literature
Office: AL-255
Phone: (619) 594-8430
Email: [email protected]

 

Tishna Asim
Office: AL-276
Email: [email protected]

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

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

Corinne Goria
Office: AL-274
Phone: (619) 594-5873
Email: [email protected]

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

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

Edith Frampton
Office: AL-288
Email: [email protected]

Jerry Rafiki Jenkins
Office: AL-220
Email: [email protected] 

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

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

Sequoia Stone
Office: AL-240
Phone: (619) 594-5441
Email: [email protected]

April Wilder
Office: AL-240
Phone: (619) 594-5441
Email: [email protected]

 

Ori Elon
Office: AL-211
Email: TBD

Jeanette Roberts Shumaker
Professor, Imperial Valley Campus
Office: IVC-WF-157  
Phone: (760) 768-5524
Email: [email protected]

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz
Office: AL-211
Email: TBD

 

Brent Ameneyro
Office: AL-244
Email: [email protected]

Lara Amin
Office: AL-242
Email: [email protected]

Angie Brenner
Office: AL-244
Email: [email protected]

 

Charlotte Lewis
Office: AL-242
Email: [email protected]

Grace Li
Office: AL-244
Email: [email protected]

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jerry D. Bumpus, M.F.A.
Professor of English [Senate Distinguished Professor]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jerome J. Griswold, Ph.D.
Professor of English

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

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

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

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

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

David Matlin, Ph.D.
Professor of English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George W. Sanderlin, Ph.D.
Professor of English [Senate Distinguished Professor] and Comparative Literature

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

Carole A. Scott, Ph.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies; Professor of English

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

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

Kermit Vanderbilt, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature [Senate Distinguished  Professor]

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

 * In memoriam