The English Literature Major does not assign students to specific advisors. Instead, five or six members of our faculty (changing from year to year) are designated as Student Advisors, and are specifically available to help you during office hours. During the week prior to Pre-Registration, our "Advising Week," faculty advisors will hold 2 additional hours of office hours each. All this information, including contact information and office number, is included in the tables below. If current information doesn't seem to be available, please inform the Undergraduate Program Assistant right away. Updates should be in place within a week or two of the beginning of the following quarter.

Though only the Director of Undergraduate Studies can sign a Declaration of Major/Minor form, any of the advisors can help you fill out the Petition to Graduate form, and sign it before you submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Of course, this system is not meant to restrict you from striking up a student/advisor relationship with an unlisted faculty member if you so choose. These are simply the professors who make themselves especially available (and have current information on the major/minor at hand) to help you with any problems you might be encountering. These are also the faculty with whom you are expected to meet, and whose signature you need to get, when you're filling out your Petition to Graduate forms at the end of your Junior year, and who can help with the Major Worksheet that needs to accompany the Petition.

Spring Quarter 2015


NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Katharine BreenUniversity Hall 419847-491-7486Mon 10:30-12:30; Wed 4:00-5:00; Thur 2:30-4:30
Kasey EvansUniversity Hall 303 847-491-7135Tuesdays and Fridays 2-3
James J. HodgeUniversity Hall 408847-491-5675Tuesdays 10-12
Juan MartinezUniversity Hall 403847-467-4677Tuesdays 12:30-2:30

Creative Writing

NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Chris AbaniUniversity Hall 113847-467-1065Mondays & Wednesdays 2-3 & by appt.
Eula BissUniversity Hall 019 847-467-0826Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3
Brian BouldreyUniversity Hall 226847-491-5595Tuesdays 2-3 & Wednesdays 11-12
John BreslandUniversity Hall 013 847-467-1103 Mondays 9:15-10:15 & Tuesdays 2-3
Averill CurdyUniversity Hall 003 847-467-1976Mondays 10:00-11:00 Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 UH 003
Sheila Donohue1908 Sheridan Road847-491-8916By Appointment
Reginald GibbonsUniversity Hall 404847-467-1066Monday 3:30-4:30 & Tuesday 2:30-3:30
Mary KinzieUniversity Hall 224 847-491-5618 On Leave Spring 2015
Juan MartinezUniversity Hall 403847-467-4677Tuesdays 12:30-2:30
Shauna SeliyUniversity Hall 005 847-467-2675Mondays & Wednesdays 11-12
Rachel Jamison WebsterUniversity Hall 019 847-491-0894Tuesdays 12-1, Thursdays 1-2 & by appt.