Faculty


English department

As one of the largest and most diverse communities on campus, the English Department is home to the English major, several innovative minors, and the Composition Program. We are an intellectual and professional community of faculty, staff, graduate students, and graduate employees. Collectively, we are passionate about storytelling, rhetoric, and interpretation. Intellectually, we are dedicated to the study of literature, writing, critical thinking, and ethical research practices We have over 60 full-time faculty members, whose teaching and research ranges across a wide range of history, media, and methodologies.

On this page, you will find contact information for members of our community, faculty research and news, as well as a list of our English major advisers for undergraduate students.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us so that we might help you with your query.

 

Stacy Alaimo

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  • Title: Professor of English
  • Additional Title: Core Faculty, Environmental Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-1476
  • Office: 205 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Undergrad - TR 1-1:45. Grad - M 1-2 virtually & T 3:30-4:30 in person.
  • Website: Website

Faith Barter

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1510
  • Office: 320 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MW 1-2:30 via Zoom; Make appts at https://dr-barter.youcanbook.me
  • Interests: African American Literature, Legal History, 19th-Century Studies, Cultural Memory

Martha Bayless

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  • Title: Professor, English
  • Additional Title: Director, Folklore and Public Culture
  • Phone: 541-346-3930
  • Office: 344 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: Online by arrangement

Carolyn Bergquist

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 541-346-2695
  • Office: 243 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: WED 11-2

Elizabeth Bohls

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5484
  • Office: 263 PLC
  • Office Hours: On leave academic year 2021-22

Tina Boscha

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-0056
  • Office: 236 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: T/Th 2:30 - 3:30, Th 9-10 via Canvas Chat

Lara Bovilsky

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1309
  • Office: 246 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUEs 3-4, WEDs & FRIs, 1-2, or by appt

Marcel Brousseau

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  • Title: Courtesy Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3967
  • Office: 317 PLC
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies, IRES
  • Website: Website

Kirby Brown

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellow, 2019-21; Director, Native American Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-5819
  • Office Hours: F21: Via Zoom - TUEs 3-4, WEDs & FRIs, 1-2, or by appt
  • Affiliated Departments: IRES
  • Interests: Native American Literary, Intellectual and Cultural Production From The Late 18th Century - The Present, Indigenous Critical Theory, Studies In Sovereignty/Self-Determination, Nationhood/Nationalism, Modernism/Modernity
  • Website: Website

Katherine Brundan

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  • Title: Senior Instructor I
  • Phone: 541-346-0934
  • Office: 218 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: Not teaching ENG courses this term
  • Affiliated Departments: English Department
  • Interests: 19th century European novel, translation studies, philology, history of the novel, the Gothic, gender, technology

Kristy Bryant-Berg

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-3975
  • Office: 343 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TR 9:30-11 by Zoom/email/chat room

Mattie Burkert

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0272
  • Office: 235 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: On research leave; available by email
  • Affiliated Departments: Digital Humanities
  • Interests: Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Drama and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Renaissance/Early Modern Literary Studies, Restoration and 18th Century Literary Studies
  • Website: Website

Anna Carroll

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1518
  • Office: 301H Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 12-1:30 & by appt.

Ulrick Casimir

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-3977
  • Office: 223 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 12-1:30 primarily via Zoom; email for Zoom link

Stephanie Clark

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director/Advisor, Medieval Studies Program
  • Phone: 541-346-3960
  • Office: 374 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MWF 3:00-4:00 via Zoom, link in Canvas

Kara Clevinger

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Assistant Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-1514
  • Office: 22 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: (Zoom only) T 12-1:30, W 1:30-3, and by appt.
  • Website: Website

Michael Copperman

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  • Title: Senior Instructor II
  • Phone: 541-346-0063
  • Office: 209 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MWF 10:50-11:50

José Cortez

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0069
  • Office: 319 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 11:30-12:30
  • Interests: critical theory, rhetoric, latinx studies, latin american studies

James Crosswhite

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3956
  • Office: 258 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: M 1-2, W 1-3
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department

Brent Dawson

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3962
  • Office: 473 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Friday 10-1

Dianne Dugaw

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1496
  • Office: 458 PLC
  • Office Hours: Not teaching this term, no office hours; Grad students send email

James Earl

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  • Title: Professor Emeritus
  • Additional Title: English Department
  • Affiliated Departments: Religious Studies

Rachel Eccleston

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1532
  • Office: 301A Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: THUR 12-3 via Zoom; sign-up via Canvas Calendar, or by appt (email at least 24 hours in advance)
  • Interests: Early Modern Literature; Martyrdom & Resurrection; Divinatory Poetics

Tara Fickle

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  • Title: Associate Professor, English Department
  • Phone: 541-346-3979
  • Office: 372 PLC
  • Office Hours: On leave academic year 2021-22
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, IRES, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Asian/American Literature, Race and Ethnicity, Digital Humanities, Game Studies, Comics
  • Website: Website

Karen J. Ford

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3902
  • Office: 401 Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: By appointment only, call Jules Jones 541-346-3902 or email julesj@uoregon.edu

John Gage

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Center for Teaching Writing
  • Phone: 541-346-3922
  • Office: 301K Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Miriam Gershow

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  • Title: Senior Instructor II
  • Phone: 541-346-0051
  • Office: 237 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: W 1-2:30; F 11-12:30 via Zoom https://uoregon.zoom.us/my/mgershow

Warren Ginsberg

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  • Title: Professor of English
  • Additional Title: Philip H. Knight Professor of Humanities Comparative Literature Program Faculty
  • Phone: 541-346-3958
  • Office: 257 PLC
  • Office Hours: I am retired. You can contact me by email.
  • Interests: I am especially interested in examining the aesthetic, social, and political aspects of cross-cultural translation in Chaucer's works.

Thelma Greenfield

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Helen Huang

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1542
  • Office: 301C Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: MW 10:30-12:00

Michael Jarvis

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  • Title: Instructor of English
  • Phone: 541-346-1528
  • Office: 301D Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: M 10-1

Mat Johnson

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0547
  • Office: 207 Alder Bldg.
  • Office Hours: F21: W 11am-2pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies

Heidi Kaufman

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Associate Department Head, Director, DH Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3932
  • Office: 327 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES 2-5 & by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Judaic Studies Program

Kate Kelp-Stebbins

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3988
  • Office: 333 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: M 2-5 pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies
  • Website: Website

Anna Kovalchuk

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1532
  • Office: 301A Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: MWF 11-12 via Zoom
  • Interests: national narratives, comparative and world literature, Cossack history, Ukrainian and Russian literature

C. Anne Laskaya

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1517
  • Office: 357 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: M 1:30-3; W 9:30-11 & by appt. Zoom room 928 0848 2904 for authenticated UO members
  • Affiliated Departments: Judaic Studies Program
  • Interests: Medieval Studies, Rhetoric, Women's Literature, Gender/Queer Studies, Manuscript and Book History.

Stephanie LeMenager

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Moore Endowed Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3966
  • Office: 457 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MON 3:30-5:00; F 12-1 & by appt
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Interests: American Studies, Environmental Humanities
  • Website: Website

David Li

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Collins Professor of the Humanities Emeritus
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies

Allison McGuffie

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-3965
  • Office: 329 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MW 2-3 PM; email for outdoor location or zoom appt for covid safety this term.
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Digital Humanities, English Department

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3978
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES 10-1
  • Affiliated Departments: Digital Humanities

Kate Myers

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Director of Writing Associates
  • Phone: 541-346-1533
  • Office: 301J Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 11-12:30 on Zoom
  • Interests: Early Modern Literature

tia north

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Composition; Culturally Responsive Teaching Fellow
  • Phone: 541-346-1543
  • Office: TYKE 301F
  • Office Hours: F21: M 12-1, F 2-4 + by appt
  • Affiliated Departments: Creative Writing Program, English Department

Brendan O'Kelly

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-5935
  • Office: 206 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: W 10-1
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies, Digital Humanities
  • Interests: 20th/21st Century American, British, and Irish Fiction; Critical and Visual Theory; Film Studies; Comics Studies; Digital Humanities

Paul Peppis

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Oregon Humanities Center
  • Phone: 541-346-7017
  • Office: 154 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies

Forest Pyle

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3928
  • Office: 270 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: M 2-3, F 1-2 (ENG 555), W 1:30-3:00
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies

Mark Quigley

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1340
  • Office: 324 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: 4:15-5:15 pm MON; 5:00-6:00 pm WED; 4:15-5:15 THUR on Zoom ID/Meeting Room 470-446-9397.

Nick Recktenwald

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Additional Title: Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-3921
  • Office: 211 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: M 2-3PM (in person) & T 11-1PM (Zoom)

William Rossi

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Stephen Rust

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-0058
  • Office: 239 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 12:30-2pm via Zoom only due to Covid-19, email for a Zoom link
  • Affiliated Departments: Digital Humanities

Ben Saunders

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-0062
  • Office: 273 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES 9-12 Zoom only. Please email for a Zoom link.
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies

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: Fall term: WED 1:30 - 3 pm; THUR noon - 1:30 pm

Steven Shankman

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  • Title: Professor of English
  • Additional Title: UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace
  • Phone: 541-346-3997
  • Office: 373 PLC
  • Office Hours: Not teaching this term; available via email
  • Interests: Comparative literature, the classical tradition in English and American literature, the eighteenth century, and the history of literary theory
  • Website: Website

Emily Simnitt

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  • Title: Senior Instructor, Multilingual Writing Specialist
  • Additional Title: Director, WSCR Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3517
  • Office: 301E Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: T 3:30-5:50 (in person & Zoom: https://uoregon.zoom.us/my/emilysimnitt), F 3-4 (Zoom)
  • Affiliated Departments: Disability Studies
  • Interests: digital rhetoric, multilingual writing spaces, first year writing

Bjorn Smars

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-3977
  • Office: 223 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES 10-11:50 & 1:30-2, WED (Zoom only) 1-2, THUR 1:30-2

Helen Southworth

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2642
  • Office: 323 Chapman Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: not teaching ENG courses; no office hours

Courtney Thorsson

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1473
  • Office: 244 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES 10am-1pm via Zoom at https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/97948555325

Avinnash Tiwari

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-0061
  • Office: 444 PLC

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: F21: MW 1:00-3:00pm (Zoom ID: 984 1803 8204) & by appt

Eleanor Wakefield

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-0055
  • Office: 301B Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: MW (in person) 11-11:45; THUR (Zoom) 12-1:30

Sarah D Wald

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & English
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Environmental Studies; Director of Graduate Admissions for English
  • Phone: 541-346-1613
  • Office: 443 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: WED 12-3; on zoom or in person. Masks required. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/ZUocxh
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, IRES
  • Interests: The Relationship Between Race and The Environment, Immigration and Citizenship, Food Studies, Environmental Justice, and Nature In Popular Culture, Comparative Approach to Asian American and Latinx Literature and Culture
  • Website: Website

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: By appointment

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Disability Studies Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3929
  • Office: 238 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: TUEs 2:20-3:50 pm & THURs 9:30-11 am
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies, Environmental Studies
  • Interests: Disability Studies, Comics, Young Adult and Children's Literature

Jenée Wilde

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  • Title: Senior Instructor of English
  • Additional Title: CSWS Dissemination Specialist
  • Phone: 541-346-1051
  • Office: 347 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: F21: TUES/THUR 2-3:30
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies, Digital Humanities
  • Interests: gender and sexuality studies, queer studies, science fiction, folklore, popular culture, creative nonfiction writing

Daniel Wojcik

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3946
  • Office: 463 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: Mon. & Thurs, 12:00 - 1:30 pm or by appt
  • Affiliated Departments: Religious Studies

Henry Wonham

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3266
  • Office: 436 Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: No office hours; available by email

Mary Wood

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-3010
  • Office: 445 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: WED 2-3 pm THUR 12-2 pm via Zoom; email for Zoom link
  • Affiliated Departments: Disability Studies, Global Health Program
  • Interests: Medical and Health Humanities, American literature, Disability Studies, Science and Literature, Queer Studies

Ana Zalyubovskiy

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1528
  • Office: 219 PLC
  • Office Hours: F21: MWF 2:30-3:00 pm