Faculty & Staff Directory

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Name Title Pronouns Email Phone Office Location Office hours
Amy Amendt-Raduege, PhD Instructor she/her/hers Amy.Amendt-Raduege@wwu.edu (360) 650-7657 HU 277

Please email instructor for availability.

Katherine J. Anderson, PhD Associate Professor she/her Katherine.Anderson@wwu.edu (360) 650-3761 HU 361

In-person in HU 361 on Tuesdays 12-2 PM.

Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, MFA Assistant Professor he/him arakikh@wwu.edu (360) 650-6605 HU 271

Kiik's OHs will be on Tuesdays from noon-2PM in HU 271 (or zoom if preferred); and by appointment.

Bruce Beasley, PhD Professor He/him Bruce.Beasley@wwu.edu (360) 650-3255 HU 261
Michael Bell, MA Senior Instructor Michael.Bell@wwu.edu (360) 650-2537 HU 367

Please email instructor for availability.

Nicole Brown, PhD Associate Professor Nicole.Brown@wwu.edu (360) 650-3014 HU 311

Please email instructor for availability.

Anthony Celaya Assistant Professor Anthony.Celaya@wwu.edu 360-650-3603 HU 349

In-person: MWF 9:00-9:50 am and by appointment; Online via Zoom by appointment.

Elizabeth Colen, MFA Senior Instructor she/they Elizabeth.Colen@wwu.edu (360) 650-4669 HU 259

TR 4-5 in person & otherwise by appointment

Jeremy Cushman, PhD Associate Professor, Director of Composition he/him Jeremy.Cushman@wwu.edu (360) 650-6104 HU 363

In Person: Mon 10-12; Thurs 10-11, or always by appointment

Dawn Dietrich, PhD Associate Professor she/her Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu (360) 650-3225 HU 323

My in-person office hours are MWF 9:30-10:30 and by appt. Zoom office hours by appointment.

Noam Dorr Assistant Professor Noam.Dorr@wwu.edu 360-650-4033 HU 263

Please email instructor for availability.

Geraldine E. Forsberg, PhD Senior Instructor Geri.Forsberg@wwu.edu (360) 650-4886 HU 255

In person Tuesday/Thursday 11-12 and by appointment

Jenny Forsythe, PhD Assistant Professor she/her Jenny.Forsythe@wwu.edu (360) 650-6605 HU 305

Please email instructor for availability.

Marc Geisler, PhD Associate Dean and Professor he/him/his geisler@wwu.edu (360) 650-3764 ES 603

Contact via email for appointments.

Allison Giffen, PhD Professor she/her Allison.Giffen@wwu.edu (360) 650-2013 HU 355

Both in person and Zoom, Wed 12-2:00 and by appointment

Carol Guess, MFA Professor she/they guessc@wwu.edu (360) 650-7347 HU 301

Monday/Wednesday 10-11am (in person) and by appointment (email instructor to arrange phone or Zoom).

Lee Gulyas, MFA Senior Lecturer She/they Lee.Gulyas@wwu.edu (360) 650-6223 HU 343

In person: Tuesday 12:00pm-1:00pm, Wednesday 10:00-11:00am & by appt.

Pam Hardman, MA Senior Instructor She/her Pam.Hardman@wwu.edu (360) 650-7621 HU 339

In-person MWF 4:00-4:45; Zoom by appointment, email professor for link.

Stefania Heim, PhD Associate Professor She/her Stefania.Heim@wwu.edu (360) 650-3227 HU 371

In person: Thursdays, 2-4pm. Other times (Zoom and in person) by appointment; please email. 

Laura Laffrado, PhD Professor she/her Laura.Laffrado@wwu.edu (360) 650-2886 HU 379

Office hours on Zoom, Mondays 8:00-9:00; Wednesdays 3:00-4:00; and by appointment.

Jean Lee, MA Assistant Professor she/her Jean.Lee@wwu.edu (360) 650-3562 HU 359

In-person or via Zoom (email professor for link), Wednesday 10am-2pm.

Mark Lester, PhD Senior Instructor Mark.Lester@wwu.edu (360) 650-3216 HU 279
Justin Lewis, PhD Instructor he/him Justin.Lewis@wwu.edu (360) 650-7657
Christopher Loar, PhD Associate Professor he/him Christopher.Loar@wwu.edu (360) 650-2722 HU 383

In person, 2:00-3:45 Wednesdays, and by appointment; on Zoom by appointment. Contact via email to set an appointment.

Andrew Lucchesi, PhD Associate Professor he/him Andrew.Lucchesi@wwu.edu (360) 650-2564 HU 351

Please email instructor for availability.

William Lyne, PhD Professor he/him William.Lyne@wwu.edu (360) 650-3234 HU 315
Kelly Magee, MFA Professor, Interim Chair she/her/hers Kelly.Magee@wwu.edu (360) 650-2650 HU 345

In-person office hours: MTW 9:30-3:30, RF 10-3:30. Email hours: MTWRF 8-5

Simon McGuire, MFA Senior Instructor Simon.McGuire@wwu.edu (360) 650-3228 HU 309

Please email instructor for availability.

Brenda Miller, PhD Professor she/her Brenda.Miller@wwu.edu (360) 650-3242 HU 303

Office hours Tues/Thurs 1-2 and 4-5 p.m. in person and by appointment. Zoom option is available. Use Calendly to set up an appointment.

Eren Odabasi, PhD Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor: Film Studies Minor Eren.Odabasi@wwu.edu (360) 650-3276 HU 265

Office hours: Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and by appointment. Please send me an email in advance if you are planning to come to my office hours. You can request a Zoom link if you would like to meet virtually.

Nancy Pagh, PhD Senior Instructor Nancy.Pagh@wwu.edu (360) 650-2265 HU 249

F2F office hours by appointment 1:00-5:00 Tuesdays; Zoom by appointment.

Dayna Patterson Instructor, Assistant Head of the Research & Writing Studio she/her HH 227

W/F, 10:30-11:30 in person (HH 227) and by appointment

Tony Prichard, PhD Senior Instructor Tony.Prichard@wwu.edu (360) 650-4984 HU 317

Spring Quarter 2023:

by appointment

Donna Qualley, PhD Professor, Academic Advisor: Writing Studies Minor Donna.Qualley@wwu.edu (360) 650-3256 HU 319

F2F office hours M & F 1130-1;  W 130-330; additional times by appointment in my office or over Zoom. 

Zoe Redwoman Instructor Zoe.Redwoman@wwu.edu 360-650-3326 HU 375

Please email instructor for availability.

Lysa Rivera, PhD Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies Lysa.Rivera@wwu.edu (360) 650-2517 HU 365

Mondays and Fridays 2:00-3:30. I am also able to meet on Zoom by appointment.

José Roach Orduña Assistant Professor He/him/his Jose.RoachOrduna@wwu.edu 360-650-3371 HU 281

In-person, Monday 9:30-11:30 am

Caitlin Roach Orduña Caitlin.RoachOrduna@wwu.edu 360-650-3370 HU 377

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 11-12 pm online (via Zoom)

Rachel Sarkar, MA Instructor she/her Rachel.Sarkar@wwu.edu (360) 650-4947 HU 253

In-person, Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11:50 - 12:20 

Annmarie Sheahan, PhD Assistant Professor sheahaa@wwu.edu (360) 650-2417 HU 357
Ely Shipley, PhD Associate Professor Ely.Shipley@wwu.edu (360) 650-6266 HU 369

Online via Zoom; M 1-2:20pm & by appt.

Hayley Steele, PhD Instructor they/she/ze/he smithh24@wwu.edu (360) 650-2422 HU 377

Thursdays 3-4 and by appointment (in person or zoom, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/OfficeHoursSteele)

Kaitlyn Teer, MFA Instructor she/her Kaitlyn.Teer@wwu.edu (360) 650-2424 HU 253

Zoom via Calendly or appointment

Kathryn Trueblood, MFA Professor, Academic Advisor: Creative Writing Any Kathryn.Trueblood@wwu.edu (360) 650-7615 HU 269

In-person and Zoom/MW 1-2 and by appointment

Steven VanderStaay, PhD Professor, Academic Advisor: Teaching Endorsement Options he/him Steven.Vanderstaay@wwu.edu (360) 650-3004 HU 273

MWF, 10:00-11:00, Tuesday 9-noon and by appointment.


Kathryn Vulić, PhD Professor she/her Kathryn.Vulic@wwu.edu (360) 650-3214 HU 321
Theresa Warburton, PhD Associate Professor she/they Theresa.Warburton@wwu.edu (360) 650-6241 HU 381
Kami Westhoff, MFA Senior Instructor Kami.Westhoff@wwu.edu (360) 650-6257 HU 257

Zoom M & W: Email Instructor

Cori Winrock Visiting Assistant Professor Cori.Winrock@wwu.edu 360-650-2026 HU 341

In-Person: Wednesday 12:15-1:15, via Zoom appointment

Christopher Wise, PhD Professor Christopher.Wise@wwu.edu (360) 650-3237 HU 251

Monday 12-1 (Jan only) & by arrangement

Jane Wong, PhD Associate Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review she/her/hers Jane.Wong@wwu.edu (360) 650-7385 HU 267

In-person, T/TH, 3:00-4:00pm. And by appointment via Zoom

Jeanne Yeasting, PhD Senior Instructor Jeanne.Yeasting@wwu.edu (360) 650-2014 HU 353

T 12-12:30 HU 353, and by appointment.

Greg Youmans, PhD Associate Professor he/him Greg.Youmans@wwu.edu (360) 650-3243 HU 307

In person, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11am, and by appointment

Ning Yu, PhD Professor, Academic Advisor: Literature Ning.Yu@wwu.edu (360) 650-2887 HU 313

Please email instructor for availability.

J.R. Lara Instructor HU 275

In person & online at HU 275 Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am, or by appointment. Please email for Zoom link.

Name Title Pronouns Email Phone Office Location Office hours
Erica Dean-Crawford Graduate Program Coordinator Erica.Dean-Crawford@wwu.edu (360) 650-3232 HU 325

Please email for availability

Alison Frank Department Assistant Alison.Frank@wwu.edu 360-650-2765 HU 333
Donna Mason Department Manager she/her Donna.Mason@wwu.edu (360) 650-3260 HU 331
Elle Starr Undergraduate Program Coordinator she/her Elle.Starr@wwu.edu (360) 650-6846 HU 329/327

In person drop-in hours, HU 327:

Tues & Thurs 10am - 11:30am, 2pm - 3:30pm 

Zoom advising:

Mon & Wed: by Appointment. Book on Calendly.

Email: Elle.Starr@wwu.edu