Leadership and Staff


Faculty administration
Susan Williams, Chair of the Department of English
Ryan Friedman, Vice Chair
Christa Teston, Vice Chair of Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy

Faculty directors
Scott DeWitt, Director of First-Year Writing 
Jacob Risinger, Director of Graduate Studies
Marcus Jackson, Director of Creative Writing
Elizabeth Hewitt, Director of Undergraduate Studies
John Jones, Director of Digital Media Studies
Beverly Moss, Director of Second-Year Writing
Margaret Price, Director of Disability Studies Program
Christa Teston, Director of Business and Technical Writing

Executive Committee
Susan Williams, Chair
Ryan Friedman, Vice Chair
Marcus Jackson, Diversity Officer
Nathan Wallace, Regional Faculty Representative
Beverly Moss, Professor
Kay Halasek, Professor
Drew Jones, Professor alternate
Elizabeth Sheehan, Associate Professor 
Pranav Jani, Associate Professor
Ethan Knapp, Associate Professor alternate
Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor
Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Falter, Staff Representative
Erin Temple, EGO Representative
Associated Faculty Representative TBD
Audrey Smith, EUGO Representative

Committee chairs
Christa Teston, New Personnel
Susan Lang, Communications and Development
Jacob Risinger, Graduate Studies
Beth Hewitt, Undergraduate Studies
Chris Highley, Lectures and Events
Marcus Jackson, Diversity and Inclusion; MFA
Clare Simmons, Promotion and Tenure
Robyn Warhol, Awards and Nominations
Susan Williams, Executive; Directors

Regional campus department coordinators
Cynthia Callahan, Faculty Coordinator for the Mansfield Campus
David Adams, Faculty Coordinator for the Lima Campus
Sara Crosby, Faculty Coordinator for the Marion Campus

Associated faculty coordinators
Lee Martin
Lauren Squires


Wayne Lovely, Administrative Manager


Mike Bierschenk, Educational Technologist
Tess Cumpstone, Creative Writing Program Assistant
Elizabeth Falter, Undergraduate Studies Program Manager
Jameson Gower, Senior Academic Advisor
Kathleen Griffin, Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Program
Ashleigh Hardin, Associate Director of First-Year Writing
Yanar Hashlamon, Coordinator of the Minor in Professional Writing Program
India McDougald, Fiscal Officer
Travis Nixon, Assistant to the Chair
MaryKatherine Ramsey, Program Coordinator for Scheduling and Student Retention
Rachael Speck, Academic Advisor


Mike Bierschenk, Communications Team Supervisor
Han Chen, Student Communications Team Leader
Kira Kadar, Student Communications Assistant
Anushka Mukherjee, Student Communications Assistant
Talia Moses, Student Communications Assistant


Destiny Hutcherson, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Theodore Jasper, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Sofia Racevskis, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Annie Tschetter, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Madina Davlatboyeva, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Seth Demmel, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant
Adil Zafar, Department Ambassador/Student Administrative Assistant