Department Administration

The English department is governed by a chair assisted by a number of standing committees and department officers. Each committee seats graduate student representatives elected annually by the graduate student body.

Department Committees 2020-21


Department Chair
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook

Administrative Committee
Felice Blake
Julie Carlson
Jim Kearney
Alan Liu
Andrew Griffin, ex officio
Candace Waid, ex officio

Vice Chair
Jim Kearney

Undergraduate Committee
Candace Waid, Chair
Stephanie Batiste
Brian Donnelly
Ken Hiltner
Daniel Reeve
Russell Samolsky
Kay Young
Graduate Representatives: Somak Mukherjee, Anita Raychawdhuri

Graduate Committee
Andrew Griffin, Chair
Bernadette Andrea
Maurizia Boscagli
Ben Olguín
Sowon Park
Rita Raley
Swati Rana
Glyn Salton-Cox
Diversity Advocate
Graduate Representatives:
Rebecca Baker, Leila Stegemoeller

Jobs Placement Committee
Melody Jue
Tess Shewry

EAP Representative
Mauriia Boscagli (Tess Shewry, Fall)

Faculty Legislature Representative
Paddy Fumerton
Jeannine DeLombard
Daniel Reeve

Lead TA Advisor
Bernadette Andrea
TA advisors: Jeremy Douglass, Enda Duffy, Tess Shewry, Russell Samolsky

Library Representative
Mark Maslan

Technology, Social Media, Remote Instruction
Alan Liu
Rita Raley
Jeremy Douglass

Departmental Working Groups

Center Cooperation
Enda Duffy
Rita Raley
Rachael King

Creative Writing
Cherrie Moraga, Chair
Stephanie Batiste
Swati Rana

Website Initiative
Jeremy Douglass
Melody Jue
Daniel Reeve

Council of Graduate Students (CoGS) Co-Chairs
Surojit Kayal
Maile Young

Co-Lead Teaching Assistants
Jamiee Cook
Anita Raychawdhuri