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College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Eileen S. Klink

Department Office: McIntosh Humanities Bldg. (MHB), Rm. 419
Telephone: (562) 985-4223
FAX: (562) 985-2369

Faculty: Sarah J. Arroyo, Elyse M. Blankley, Susan Carlile, Timothy Caron, Stephen Cooper, Gene L. Dinielli, Melissa J. Fiesta, Brian H. Finney, Paul Gilmore, Lisa Glatt, Suzanne A. Greenberg, W. Gary Griswold, George Hart, Robert M. Hertz, Wilhelmina Hotchkiss, Helen C. Hu, Neil Hultgren, Lloyd E. Kermode, Eileen S. Klink, Beth Lau, Gerald I. Locklin (Emeritus), William Mohr, Alosi Moloi, Norbert Schürer, Patricia Seyburn, Nancy S. Sheley, Ronald J. Strahl, Martine van Elk, Dianne L. Vipond, Charles H. Webb, Frederick Wegener, Mark L. Wiley, Mark Williams, Rafael J. Zepeda, Carol Zitzer-Comfort

Office Manager: Lisa Behrendt

Career Possibilities

Advertising • Entertainment • Journalism • Management • Law • Marketing • Mass Media (film, radio, television) • Politics • Professional Writing and Editing (creative or technical) • Public Relations • Teaching • Publishing (Some of these require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The Department of English can refer students to one of the coordinating faculty advisors. Regular office hours for all English faculty are posted near the department office, and information sheets are available detailing which faculty members regularly advise for specific options.

For English majors who want to focus their study on the Medieval and Renaissance periods, the interdisciplinary Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers two programs: a Minor for undergraduates and a Certificate available to both undergraduates and graduates. Interested students should turn to the catalog section titled “Medieval and Renaissance Studies” and/or contact the program directors in MHB 512.