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2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department office is located in the Music and Business building, Room 2579
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3282


Professors Emeriti

Eileen A. Barrett, Ph.D. Boston College

Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D. Cornell University

Susan A. Gubernat, M.F.A. University of Iowa

Stephen D. Guitierrez, M.F.A. Cornell University

Associate Professor Emerita

Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D. University of California, Davis


Dennis M. Chester (Chair), Ph.D. University of Washington

Sarah E. Nielsen, Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Ke Zou, Ph.D. University of Southern California

Associate Professors

Douglas Taylor, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D. Washington State University

Assistant Professors

Trinie Dalton, M.F.A. Bennington College

Christine Gottlieb, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Ryan Heryford, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Crystal Perez, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego


Composition Coordinator
  • Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick


Department Statement

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.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the English Department has to offer.

  • Writing Programs
  • Arroyo Literary Review
  • Occam’s Razor
  • Distinguished Writers Program
  • Awards and Prizes
  • And more…


    Bachelor of Arts


    Master of Arts


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