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Faculty Administration

Marsha S. Collins

Department Chair

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Office: Greenlaw 209

Kimberly J. Stern

Director of Graduate Studies

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Office: Greenlaw Hall 513

Jane F. Thrailkill

Director of Graduate Admissions

Email   |   (919) 962-5481
Office: Greenlaw 523

Martin Louis Johnson

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Email   |   (919) 962-4050
Office: Greenlaw 518

Hilary E. Lithgow

Undergraduate Advisor for ECL

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Email   |   (919) 962-0769
Office: Greenlaw 324

Daniel Anderson

Director of the Writing Program and Digital Innovation Lab

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Office: Greenlaw 533

Ross White

Director of Creative Writing

Office: Grenlaw 308

Michael Keenan Gutierrez

Associate Director of the Writing Program

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Office: Greenlaw 220

Taylor Cowdery

Director of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Office: Greenlaw 531

María DeGuzmán

Latina/o Studies Director

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Office: Greenlaw 429

Courtney Rivard

Director of Digital Literacy and Communications Lab

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Office: Greenlaw 315

Rick Warner

Director of Film Studies

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Office: Greenlaw 439

Liz Gualtieri-Reed

Director of Special Programs

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Office: Dey 336


Sujata Paudel

Associate Chair for Business Operations

Email | 919-962-5483
Greenlaw 210
Office Hours:

Job Duties:
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.

Cheryl Siler-Jones

Associate Business Manager

Email | 919-962-6248
Greenlaw 208
Office Hours:

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 & Event Planner

| Greenlaw 202

Office Hours:

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 Manager

Richard Taylor
Email | Greenlaw 210

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.

Robin Samuels

Accounting Manager

Email | 919-843-9676
Greenlaw 207B
Office Hours: 9:00am–5:30pm (On campus Tues–Thurs, remote M+F)

Oversees accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting for the department, including matters relating to travel, events, independent contractors, and student awards.

Linda Horne

Accounting Associate

Email | 919-962-1055
Greenlaw 202
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.

Mary Schorr

Graduate Student Services Manager

Email | 919-962-1454
Greenlaw 207-A
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

Michael Meznar

Departmental Registrar and Undergraduate Student Services Manager

Email | Greenlaw 200
Greenlaw 200
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.

Delaney Galvin

English & Comparative Literature Program Coordinator. Creative Writing, English Honors, Literature Medicine, and Culture, Latina/o Studies, and the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship.

Email | 919-962-4000
203 Greenlaw
Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:00a – 5:00p

Serves as Program Coordinator for Creative Writing Program, Honors Program, the Writing Program, MEMS Program, and LMC Program. Coordinates the Graduate Teaching Fellow assignment process for ENGL 105 and 105i each academic term. Assists with the hiring and onboarding process of Grad Students who are assigned teaching section. Assists with the LMC graduate program. Coordinates the Thomas Wolfe Scholoarship program. Manages websites and listservs for Creative Writing, Writing Program and MEMS, and participates in planning and coordinating various events and ceremonies for each program.