Administration and Staff

The Department of English is happy to answer questions or provide information for students.

Department Head

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
bob hasenfratzBob HasenfratzProfessor
Department Head
robert.hasenfratz@uconn.edu860‑486‑1526

Associate Department Head

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
clare king ooClare Costley King'ooAssociate Professor
Associate Department Head
clare.kingoo@uconn.edu860‑486‑2058

Administration

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
Lisa BlansettAssistant Professor in Residence
Associate Director First-Year English
lisa.blansett@uconn.edu860‑486‑2066
margaret breenMargaret BreenProfessor
Regional Campus Change Advisor
margaret.breen@uconn.edu860‑486‑2873
Brenda BrueggemannProfessor
Aetna Chair of Writing
Director of First-Year Writing Program
brenda.brueggemann@uconn.eduplease email instead
Mary BurkeMary BurkeAssociate Professor
Honors Program Director
mary.burke@uconn.edu860‑486‑6858
jason courtmancheJason CourtmancheAssistant Professor in Residence
Director, Connecticut Writing Project
Jason.courtmanche@uconn.edu860‑486‑5772 (direct)
oak leaf symbolRuth FairbanksAdjunct Faculty
Internship Program Director
ruth.fairbanks@uconn.edu860‑486‑9017
Sean ForbesAssistant Professor in Residence
Creative Writing Program Director
sean.forbes@uconn.edu860‑486‑2324
ellen litmannEllen LitmanAssociate Professor
Associate Director of Creative Writing
ellen.litman@uconn.edu860‑486‑2111
Bhakti ShringarpureGraduate Studies Associate Director
bhakti.shringarpure@uconn.edu860‑486‑2356
Victoria Ford SmithAssociate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
victoria.f.smith@uconn.edu860‑486‑3959
fiona somersetFiona SomersetProfessor
fiona.somerset@uconn.edu860‑486‑5774
Christopher vialsChristopher VialsAssociate Professor
christopher.vials@uconn.edu860‑486‑9033

Administrative Manager

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 NameTitleEmailPhone
Melanie HepburnDepartment Administrative Manager
melanie.hepburn@uconn.edu860‑486‑2169

Staff

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
oak leaf symbolMarjorie OuimetteFirst-Year Writing Assistant
margie.ouimette@uconn.edu860‑486‑2866
Claire E. ReynoldsCommunications Coordinator
claire.reynolds@uconn.edu(860) 486‑3047
oak leaf symbolMary UdalAdministrative Services Specialist, Graduate Studies
mary.udal@uconn.edu860‑486‑2329
oak leaf symbolInda WatrousUndergraduate Academic Advisor
inda.watrous@uconn.edu860‑486‑2322