The Department office is located in the Music and Business building, Room 2579
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fridays
Dept Phone: 510.885.3151
Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D. Cornell University
E.J. Murphy, Ph.D. University of Illinois
Eileen A. Barrett, Ph.D. Boston College
Debra Barrett-Graves, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Dennis M. Chester, Ph.D. University of Washington
Susan A. Gubernat, M.F.A. University of Iowa
Stephen D. Gutierrez, M.F.A. Cornell University
Sarah E. Nielsen (Chair), Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Ke Zou, Ph.D. University of Southern California
Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D. Washington State University
Ryan Heryford, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Douglas Taylor, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Coordinators: Eileen Bareet and Steve Gutierrez
Graduate TESOL Coordinator: Ke Zou
Director of Creative Writing: Stephen D. Gutierrez
Composition Coordinator: Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick
The Department of English offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in literature, language, creative writing, and composition. The department attempts to foster in its students an understanding and appreciation of 1) the major works of British and American literature, including works by and about ethnic and cultural minorities and women, 2) the history and structure of the English language in all its variety, and 3) the aims and processes of writing, both creative and critical. In all its courses, the department attempts to help its students develop the advanced skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for successful careers in teaching, publishing, law, administration, and business.
Graduate Programs Overview
Literary Studies & Creative Writing
Distinguished Writers Series
School of Global Humanities and Cultural Studies
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
Master of ArtsMinor
- English, Creative Writing Option, B.A.
- English, Interdisciplinary Language, Literature, and Writing Studies Option, B.A.
- English, Language and Discourse Option, B.A.
- English, Literature Option, B.A.