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Department of English

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Department of English Website
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

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


Associate Professors

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

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


Assistant Professors

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

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



Cynthia Andrzejczyk

Sartaz Aziz

Scott Bentley

Sally Baxter

Mary D’Alleva

Ingrid Hufgard

Dale Ireland

Aaron Jason

Rochelle Nameroff

Michael Rovasio

Marina Sapozhnikov

Jeff Scott

Paul White


Graduate Coordinator: Eve Lynch

Graduate TESOL Coordinator: Ke Zou

Director of Creative Writing: Stephen D. Gutierrez

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 ethnicand 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


    Bachelor of ArtsMinorMaster of Arts

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