The Department of English (Home)

The Department of English is home to three undergraduate major concentrations (Literature, Creative Writing and Secondary English Education) and three graduate programs (Literature, Creative Writing and Language and Literacy). Our courses are taught by a diverse faculty, many of whom have authored award-winning novels, memoirs, volumes of poetry, and influential works in fields of literary theory, cultural criticism, rhetoric, pedagogy, biography and historical scholarship. In addition to our course offerings, the English Department maintains an active calendar of readings, guest lectures, craft talks and professional development seminars designed to further enhance the education of our students. 


Current Hours: 

Undergraduate Advising

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Gustafson

Location: NA 6/219

Phone: 212-650-6360

Graduate Advising, Creative Writing

Ms. Michelle Valladares 

Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing

Location: NA 6/219

Phone: 212-650-5407

Graduate Advising, Literature

Assoc. Prof. Andras Kisery

Director, MA Program in English Literature

Location: NA 6/252

Phone: 212-650-6334

Graduate Advising, Language and Literacy

Prof. Barbara Gleason

Director, MA Program in Language and Literacy

Location: NA 6/333A

Phone: 212-650-6329

Professor Mikhal Dekel, Interim Chairperson

North Academic Center, Room 6/219

160 Convent Avenue | New York, NY 10031

Phone: 212-650-5407 | E-mail: