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Meet the Department

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

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; Special Study Documents)
Mary Garcia
Office: AL-226A
Phone: (619) 594-5443
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Support Assistant II
(Undergraduate Program Support, Travel Reimbursements, Event Organizer, Undergraduate Adviser Support) 
Kimberly Navarro
Office: AL-228
Phone: (619) 594-5237
Email: [email protected]

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

To make an undergraduate advising appointment, please contact Kim Navarro at [email protected]

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 and 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; Co-Director, MA Graduate Program
Area: British Literature
Office: AL-233
Phone: (619) 594-8435
Email: [email protected]


Michael Borgstrom
Associate Professor
Areas: American Literature, LGBTQ Studies, Cultural Studies
Office: AL-271
Phone: (619) 594-6284
Email: [email protected]


Joanna Brooks
Professor and 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 and Undergraduate Director
Area: American Literature
Office: AL-415
Phone: (619) 594-6219
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 and 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 and Director, MALAS
Areas: American/Latin American Literature, Cultural Studies
Office: AL-273
Phone: (619) 594-1524
Email: [email protected]


Jessica Pressman
Associate Professor; Co-Director of the 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 and Chair
Areas: Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Performance, Children's and Adolescent Literature,  Gothic and Horror Studies
Office: AL-226C
Phone: (619) 594-5271
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]

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
Phone: (619) 594-6232
Email: [email protected]

Jerry Rafiki Jenkins
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]

 

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

D. Emily Hicks
Professor, Chicana/o Studies
Office: AL-363
Phone: (619) 594-6920
Email: [email protected]

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

 

 

Tikva Cohen
Email: [email protected]

Keith Enterante
Email: [email protected]

Charlotte Lewis
Email: [email protected]

Ashley Nguyen
Email: [email protected]

Paula Stacey
Email: [email protected]

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matlin, David, Ph.D.
Professor of English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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