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Administration

The English Department main office will be open M-F from 9am - 3:30pm during the summer.

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

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6801
rsg2@cornell.edu

Department Associate Chair Associate Professor Rayna Kalas

273 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-4190
rayna.kalas@cornell.edu

Assistant to the Chair Victoria Brevetti

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6801
vlb3@cornell.edu

Director of Graduate Studies Associate Professor Jenny Mann

286 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3339
jenny.mann@cornell.edu

Director of Graduate Student Teaching Professor Kevin Attell

265 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3411
kda24@cornell.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator

Kara Peet

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-7989
knp34@cornell.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor Kate McCullough

288 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6796
mkm23@cornell.edu

Director of Honors Professor Philip Lorenz

141 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-4740
philip.lorenz@cornell.edu

Teaching Programs Coordinator Karen Kudej

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3492
kek77@cornell.edu

Director of Creative Writing Professor Helena Viramontes

367 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-8573
hmv2@cornell.edu

Event Coordinator Lynn Lauper

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-7847
lbl3@cornell.edu

Editor, Epoch Senior Lecturer Michael Koch

251 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3385
mk64@cornell.edu

Administrative Director Sara Eddleman

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6799
sle58@cornell.edu

Accounts Coordinator Kathy Griffiths

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-3878
kma11@cornell.edu

Undergraduate Program Assistant Corinne Bruno

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6800
cb624@cornell.edu

Department Main Office
(open M-F from 9am - 3:30pm during the summer)

 

250 Goldwin Smith
(607) 255-6800
english_dept@cornell.edu

 

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.