Academic advising in the English Department is a process of helping English majors articulate their educational goals to themselves and to others, and assisting them to meet those goals. That process is facilitated by the following staff:
Dan Philippon , Director of Undergraduate Studies
Plans programs, curriculum proposals, the annual course schedule, and supporting staff structure; hears students' grievances and concerns; and evaluates transfer courses in response to student petitions.
Rachel Drake, Coordinator of Advising-Undergraduate Studies
Advises English majors; discusses internships, graduate school programs and requirements, and career opportunities with majors; edits "What’s New" and oversees the English Major email listserv.
Judith Katz, Assistant Academic Adviser
Advises English majors; discusses internships, graduate school programs and requirements, and career opportunities with majors.
Jesse Lickel, Executive Assistant
Coordinates English Department events, maintains databases and the Undergraduate Studies website, coordinates textbooks for instructors, and assists with scheduling of literature courses for the department.
Rose Hendrickson, Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Sits at the reception desk in 227 and greets students, supervises undergraduate student workers, answers phones, sets advising appointments, maintains databases, assists faculty, and does various projects.
Jessica Joseph, Course Coordinator
Works with the Associates to the Directors on various administrative projects and assists with the scheduling of literature courses for the department.
Undergraduate Studies Office Assistants
Answer telephone and in-person questions, explain the advising process to prospective majors, make appointments for students to confer with the advisers or the peer advisers, maintain databases, and help with various projects.
The Faculty teach English courses; advise English majors in their courses, helping them to understand the processes of reading, thinking, and writing about literature, language, and writing; guide them in the selection of courses and other opportunities to further their understanding of the possibilities available to them as English majors; research and write; as well as participate in the planning for and governance of the Department, College, and University.
The Graduate Studies Office Staff (204-205 Lind Hall) and the Creative Writing Program Office Staff (222 Lind Hall) answer questions relating to their programs and make referrals to other department and University offices.