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The English Department main office will be open M-F from 8 am - 4:30 pm during the school year.

Role Name Contact Information
Picket Family Chair of the English Department Professor Roger Gilbert

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6801

Department Associate Chair Associate Professor Rayna Kalas

273 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-4190

Director of Graduate Studies Professor Samantha Zacher

261 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-9309

Director of Creative Writing Professor Helena Viramontes

367 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-8573

Director of Graduate Student Teaching Professor Kevin Attell

265 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3411

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor Kate McCullough

288 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6796

Director of Honors Associate Professor Philip Lorenz

141 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-4740

Editor, Epoch Senior Lecturer Michael Koch

251 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3385

Director of Administration Sara Eddleman

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6799

Assistant to the Chair Victoria Brevetti

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6801

PhD Graduate Program Coordinator Kara Peet

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-7989

MFA Graduate Program Coordinator Amanda Brockner

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-7989

Teaching Programs Coordinator Karen Kudej

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3492

Undergraduate Program Assistant Corrine Bruno

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6800

Accounts Coordinator Kathy Griffiths

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3878

Event Coordinator Lynn Lauper

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-7847

Department Main Office
(open M-F from 8 am - 4:30 pm during school year)

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6800


Our Location

The Department of English is located in Goldwin Smith Hall, the Arts Quad’s flagship building and most prominent structure.

Built in 1906, Goldwin Smith Hall is positioned with a wide-angle view of the the quad's first three structures, White, McGraw and Morrill Halls. In addition to the Department of English, Goldwin Smith is also home to the College of Arts & Sciences dean’s office, academic advising, classics, comparative literature, German studies, history of art, medieval studies, philosophy and the famous Temple of Zeus Cafe.

The quad features both classic and modern architecture and includes the landmark statues of both Ezra Cornell, the university’s founder, and Andrew Dickson White, the university’s first president. A.D. White’s towering presence at the entrance to Goldwin Smith Hall oversees impromptu academic discussions and lunch breaks, which often take place on the stone steps and nearby year-round tables. The quad serves as home to both to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest undergraduate college, and the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. In late spring, graduating seniors from all Cornell colleges and their families gather on the lawn, and in the fall, students play Frisbee and lounge on the grass between classes. Small seminars can often be seen dotting the quad during the warmer months. The quad is also the primary gathering place for Dragon Day and many of the university’s celebratory events.