Department Administration

The English department is governed by a chair assisted by a number of standing committees and department officers. Each committee seats graduate student representatives elected annually by the graduate student body.

Academic Year 2019-2020


Department Chair
Enda Duffy

Administrative Committee

Enda Duffy, Chair
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
Jeannine DeLombard
Stephanie Batiste  (F: Rita Raley)
Alan Liu

Heather Blurton, ex-officio
Candace Waid, ex-officio

Digital Search Committee

Alan Liu, Chair
Rita Raley
Jeremy Douglass
Alenda Chang, Dept. of Film and Media

Diversity Officer (for Search):
Candace Waid

Graduate Placement

Rachael King
Teresa Shewry

TA Advisor Panel

Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, Chair
Maurizia Boscagli
Julie Carlson
James Kearney

Graduate Committee


Heather Blurton, Chair
Felice Blake
Kay Young 


Patricia Fumerton
Ben Olguin
Glyn Salton-Cox

Diversity Officer (Grad.): 
Felice Blake

Undergraduate Committee

Candace Waid, Chair
James Kearney
Melody Jue
Dan Reeve
Bernadette Andrea
Brian Donnelly

--Curricular Growth Sub-Comm.
Candace Waid
Ken Hiltner

--Center Cooperation Sub-Comm.
Alan Liu
Sowon Park

--Creative Writing Sub-Comm.

Cherrie Moraga, Chair
Stephanie Batiste
Swati Rana

Technology and Social Media Committee

Alan Liu, Chair
Jeremy Douglass
Rita Raley

Evaluation Committee

Chris Newfield, Undergrad. 

EAP Representative

Maurizia Boscagli

Faculty Legislature Representatives

Patricia Fumerton
Jeannine DeLombard

Library Liason

Russell Samolsky, Grad. 
Mark Maslan