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


Hayriye Kayi Aydar

Hayriye Kayi-Aydar

Director, English Applied Linguistics

Associate Professor

  • Critical applied linguistics
  • TESOL teacher education
  • Positioning theory and discourse analysis
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Lauren Camille Mason

Assistant Professor

Director, Graduate Studies

Director, Graduate Literature

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Ander Monson

Ander Monson


Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
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Manuel Munoz

Manuel Muñoz

Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing

Associate Professor

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Cristina D Ramírez

Program Director, RCTE

Associate Professor