Department Administration

Elizabeth Bohls

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Associate Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-5484
  • Office: 263 PLC
  • Office Hours: S21: T 12-2, W 2-3 and by appointment

Melissa Bowers

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  • Title: Business Manager
  • Phone: 541-346-1506
  • Office: 118 PLC
  • Office Hours: M-F: 7:30-4:30
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, English Department, European Studies, Folklore Program, Global Health Program, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Kara Clevinger

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Assistant Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-1514
  • Office: 22 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: M 2-4PM; R 11AM-12PM
  • Website: Website

Spike Gildea

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Interim Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-0480
  • Office: 381 Straub Hall
  • Office Hours: Email for appointment

Nick Recktenwald

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-3921
  • Office: 211 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: Thursdays 1-3PM and by Appointment

Gordon Sayre

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Interim Summer 2020 Head of English, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-1313
  • Office: 472 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: 2-3 pm Wednesdays, 12-2 pm Thursdays

Emily Simnitt

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  • Title: Senior Instructor, Multilingual Writing Specialist
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-3517
  • Office: 301E Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: M 9-10 a.m., T 3:30-5:30 p.m., by appt.
  • Interests: digital rhetoric, multilingual writing spaces, first year writing

Corbett Upton

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-3961
  • Office: 375 PLC
  • Office Hours: S21: MW 10:00-12:00

Mark Whalan

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Head of English, Horn Endowed Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3926
  • Office: 207 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: By appointment

Mary Wood

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-3010
  • Office: 445 PLC
  • Office Hours: S21: W 2-3, R 12-2, or email for appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Global Health Program
  • Interests: Medical and Health Humanities, American literature, Disability Studies, Science and Literature, Queer Studies