Department Head

aurelie sheehan

Aurelie Sheehan

Department Head

  • Novels and short stories
  • Flash fiction and prose poetry
  • Cross-genre writing

Senior Director of Writing Program

Shelley Rodrigo

Shelley Rodrigo

Senior Director, Writing Program

Associate Writing Specialist and Associate Professor

  • Professional development & mentoring
  • Online & technologically mediated learning
  • Writing program administration


Paul Hurh

Associate Professor

Director, Undergraduate Studies

  • Early American literature
  • Intellectual history and philosophy
  • Affect theory and new materialism
Modern Languages 445G
Hayriye Kayi Aydar

Hayriye Kayi-Aydar

Director, English Applied Linguistics

Associate Professor

  • Critical applied linguistics
  • TESOL teacher education
  • Positioning theory and discourse analysis
Manuel Munoz

Manuel Muñoz

Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing

Associate Professor

Modern Languages 484
Cristina Ramirez

Cristina D Ramirez

Program Director, RCTE

Associate Professor

Lynda M Zwinger

Director, MA and PhD in English

Director, Graduate Studies


  • English and American Novel
  • Late 19th/Early 20th Century U.S. Literature
  • Psychoanalysis and Literature
Modern Languages 431A