Administration & Staff
Marsha S. Collins
Office: Greenlaw 209
Kimberly J. Stern
Director of Graduate StudiesEmail
Office: Greenlaw Hall 513
Director of Graduate AdmissionsEmail
Office: Greenlaw 531
H. M. Cushman
Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate PlacementEmail
Office: Greenlaw 423
Martin Louis Johnson
Director of Undergraduate StudiesEmail | (919) 962-4050
Office: Greenlaw 518
Hilary E. Lithgow
Undergraduate Advisor for ECLEmail | (919) 962-0769
Office: Greenlaw 324
Director of the Writing Program and Digital Innovation LabEmail
Office: Greenlaw 533
Director of Creative WritingEmail
Office: Grenlaw 308
Michael Keenan Gutierrez
Associate Director of the Writing ProgramEmail
Office: Greenlaw 220
Latina/o Studies DirectorEmail
Office: Greenlaw 429
Director of Digital Literacy and Communications LabEmail
Office: Greenlaw 315
Director of Film StudiesEmail
Office: Greenlaw 439
Associate Chair for Business Operations
Project Management Certificate – UNC Wilmington-2012
M.A. Management and Leadership- Webster University-2011
B.A. History- UNC Wilmington-2008
US Navy- 2003-2007
Oversees the fiscal and personnel management for the department. Directs hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, & project management as well as day-to-day functions and events.
Associate Business Manager
Manages the Student Services Team (consisting of: Graduate Student Services Manager, Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager, Departmental Program Coordinators for Creative Writing, Writing Program, HHIVE Lab, LMC, Latino/a Studies). Assists Associate Chair of Business Operations with the day-to-day operations of the combined business unit and ensures continuous operation of the business unit in times of increased workload or in the absence of the Associate Chair of Business Operations, assist with all matters including human resources, direct hiring, recruitment, scheduling, budgeting, & project management. Oversees hiring of all SHRA and EHRA student hiring; Serves as the Departmental TIM Administrator, Departmental Summer School Manager, Departmental Access Coordinator, Departmental Work Study HR Hiring Manager, and as one of the Departmental I-9 Agents.
Executive Associate & Event Planner
Executive Associate to the Chair of English & Comparative Literature and the Events Coordinator for the Department. Duties include performing and consulting on scheduling, planning guidelines for new events, events coordination, budgeting, project management, and communications.
Richard Aillen Taylor
Office Hours: 8am-5pm
Oversees front office operations, manages Work-Study students, as well as, assists Business Officer with building management, project management, and various day-to-day functions of the Department.
Office Hours: M–Th, 8:00am-6:30pm
Oversees reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events, accounting & budgeting for the Department.
Office Hours: Tu-F, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Prepare and process travel, receipt reimbursements for students and faculty. Advise faculty of accounting regulations and maintain files to track claims. Work with co-workers to ensure all travel and award payments are received and processed. Review, obtain necessary approvals to submit faculty Arts & Sciences Travel requests. Process the receipt and deposit of all incoming checks to appropriate offices.
Graduate Student Services Manager
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Serves as 1st point of contact for Graduate Program. Maintains Graduate Database. Handles all Fellowships and Awards. Enroll eligible students in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GShip). Processes Waiver of Hours forms. Processes tuition remissions. Process Admissions and Degree Applications. Process employment/payroll actions and tuition payments for all eligible graduate students who teach or serve in year-long research assistant positions. Handles all ePar processing for hiring, SWB and RWB of TF’s, TA’s, and RA’s. Works with Program Coordinator, Supervisor and Business Officer to coordinator information needed to communicate during Orientation to all new and returning Grad Students
Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager
Office Hours: Office Number: (919) 962 5484 Office Hours MTTH 9:30 – 12:30, 1:15 – 5:00 | W 1:00 – 5:00
Responsible for course maintenance and assignments, and classroom scheduling for all undergraduate and graduate courses, registering students after the enrollment period has ended, course descriptions, collecting syllabi and course evaluations, as well as assisting students with their schedule.
English & Comparative Literature Program Coordinator. Creative Writing, English Honors, Literature Medicine, and Culture, Latina/o Studies, and the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship.
Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:00a – 5:00p
Serves as the Creative Writing Program and Honors Program Coordinator for the English and Comparative Literature Department. Coordinate the Teaching Fellow assignment process for ENGL 105 and 105i each academic term, manage the Writing Program listserv, assist with the LMC graduate program and the Latino/a Studies Undergraduate Minor program.