Faculty and Staff

Members of the English Department faculty and staff are available to answer your questions about the various programs and courses offered by the Department and to guide you in your English studies. Please visit them during their office hours, call them (or leave messages on their voice mail), or send them email messages. You will find telephone numbers, office locations, and email addresses in the University Faculty Directory.


Dennis Chester, Ph.D.

African-American Literature
Post-Colonial Literature
Film Studies
Twentieth Century American Literature


Eileen Barrett, Ph.D.

Twentieth Century British Literature
Women's Studies

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Debra Barrett-Graves, Ph.D.

Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature

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Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D.

Ethnic American Literature
Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century American Literature
Women's Literature
Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction

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Susan Gubernat, M.F.A.

Creative Writing (Poetry)
Poetry and Poetics
Contemporary British and American Poetry

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Stephen Gutierrez, M.F.A.

(Director of Creative Writing)
Creative Writing (Fiction)

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E. J. Murphy, Ph.D.

Medieval British Literature
Renaissance British Literature
Classical Literature

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Ke Zou, Ph.D.

Coordinator of TESOL, Academic Year 2014-2015

English Language and Linguistics


Associate Professors

Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century British Literature
Eighteenth Century British Literature

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Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D.

Acting Department Chair, Academic Year 2014-2015

Teacher Training
Extensive Reading


Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Writing Programs

Composition Studies


Professors Emeriti

Charles DeBose, Ph.D.

English Language and Linguistics


Jacob Fuchs, Ph.D.

Eighteenth Century British Lit.
Twentieth Century American Fiction
Classical Lit


K.M. Lant, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century American Literature
Women Writers
Technology and Teaching


Sara McAulay, M.A.

Creative Writing (Fiction)
Women's Studies
Modern American Fiction


Zelda Boyd, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century British Lit.
Medieval British Lit

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Marilyn Silva, Ph.D.



Alison Warriner, Ph.D.

Composition Studies


Full-time and Three-year Lecturers

  • Michael Rovasio, M.A.
  • Cynthia Andrzejczyk, Ph.D.
  • Sartaz Aziz, M.Phil.
  • Scott Bentley, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Dimeng Brehmer, M.A.
  • Sheila Coles, M.A.
  • Sally Baxter, M.A.
  • Mary D'Alleva, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Susan Fox, Ph.D.
  • Eva Fuchs, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Grow, M.A.
  • Aaron Jason, M.A.
  • Jan Lerman, M.A.
  • Rochelle Nameroff, Ph.D.
  • Maureen Newey, M.A.
  • Marina Sapozhnikov, M.A.
  • Jeff Scott, Ph.D.
  • Paul White, M.A.

Annual Lecturers

  • Ingrid Hufgard, M.A.
  • Dale Ireland, M.A.
  • Les Marron, M.A.
  • Julia McGurk, M.A.
  • Georgie Ovenden, M.A.
  • Dore Ripley, M.A.
  • Jenny Yap, M.A.


Michelle Barreiro, Administrative Support Assistant
Office: MB 2579
Phone: 510.885.3151
Email: mica.barreiro@csueastbay.edu

Department Chair

Dennis Chester, Ph.D.
Office: MB 2575
Phone: 510 885-3151
Email: dennis.chester@csueastbay.edu

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