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.

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OFFICE HOURS - Winter Quarter 2017


NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Brian EdwardsUniversity Hall 319847-491-4718Mondays 11–12 in Univ Hall 319 & Tuesdays 11-12 in Crowe 4-101
Evan MwangiUniversity Hall 326847-491-3529Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-3
Barbara NewmanUniversity Hall 304 847-491-5679Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4 and by appt.
Regina SchwartzUniversity Hall 324847-491-3637On Leave Winter 2017
Vivasvan SoniUniversity Hall 325847-467-0699Tuesdays 10-12 & Wednesdays 3:30-5

Creative Writing

NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Chris AbaniUniversity Hall 113847-467-1065Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-3 by appointment
Eula BissUniversity Hall 026847-467-0826Tuesdays 9:30-11:30
Brian BouldreyUniversity Hall 023847-491-5595Wed 10-11, Thur 2-3 & by appointment
John BreslandUniversity Hall 013/Kresge 2-517847-467-1103 Mondays 3-4 & Fridays 2-3 in Kresge 2-517
Averill CurdyUniversity Hall 022847-467-1976Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30-10:30
Sheila Donohue1908 Sheridan Road847-491-8916By appointment
Reginald GibbonsUniversity Hall 404847-467-1066Tuesdays 2-4
Mary KinzieUniversity Hall 224 847-491-5618 Tuesdays 12:40-2:20
Juan MartinezUniversity Hall 403847-467-4677Wedensdays 10:15-11:15, Thursdays 12:50-1:50 & by appointment
Shauna SeliyUniversity Hall 024847-467-2675Mondays & Wednesdays 11-12
Sarah ValentineUniversity Hall 025847-467-4316Wednesdays & Thursdays 2-3
Rachel Jamison WebsterUniversity Hall 025847-491-0894Tuesdays 2-3, Wednesdays 5-7 & by appointment