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 - Spring Quarter 2021*

* Office hours may be conducted virtually.  Contact professors for appointments.


NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Christine FroulaUniversity Hall 405847-491-3599Email for an appointment.
Jay GrossmanUniversity Hall 305847-491-7321Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5, via Zoom; email to schedule.
James J. HodgeUniversity Hall 413847-491-5675Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4-5, & by appointment, via Zoom; email to schedule.
Rebecca JohnsonUniversity Hall 225847-467-1365Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11, via Zoom; email to schedule.
Jules LawUniversity Hall 313 847-491-5526Thursdays 1-3, via Zoom; email to schedule.
Barbara NewmanUniversity Hall 304 847-491-5679Open, via Zoom; email to schedule.

Creative Writing

NameLocationTelephoneEmailAdvising Hours
Chris AbaniUniversity Hall 113847-467-1065TBA
Eula BissUniversity Hall 026847-467-0826TBA
Brian BouldreyUniversity Hall 023847-491-5595Tuesday 10-11, Wednesday 1:30-2:30, and by appointment
John BreslandUniversity Hall 028847-467-1103 TBA
Averill CurdyUniversity Hall 022847-467-1976Mondays 5-6 & Wednesdays 11-12, via Zoom; email to schedule.
Reginald GibbonsUniversity Hall 404847-467-1066On Leave Spring 2021
Juan MartinezUniversity Hall 403847-467-4677TBA
Natasha TretheweyUniversity Hall 226847-491-4068Tuesdays 5-6 & Wednesdays 5:50p-6:50p, via Zoom; email to schedule.
Rachel Jamison WebsterUniversity Hall 027847-491-0894Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2, and by appointment, via Zoom and in-person; email to schedule.
Charif ShanahanUniversity Hall 025847-467-3944Tuesdays 1-3, via Zoom; email to schedule.