Faculty Advisors

All undergraduate English advising begins in the College of Humanities EOP Office, in JR 240, (818) 677-4767, where students may seek guidance regarding their major requirements or current or future class schedules.

Advising appointments are mandatory for declaring or changing a major and, one year in advance of the anticipated date of completion, filing for graduation. Additional advising is available in the English Department, and students may be directed there from the EOP office. For general questions concerning the major or other issues pertaining to English careers or future studies, please see the Associate Chair and/ or consult the current list of appropriate option advisers. Graduate advising takes place in the Department, and all graduate students should consult with the Graduate Adviser, Lauren Byler, as soon as possible upon matriculation.


Beth Wightman

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 704

Phone: 818-677-3434

Email: beth.wightman@csun.edu



Associate Chair
Undergraduate & Literature Advisor

Anthony Dawahare

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 710

Phone: 818-677-3409

Email: adawahare@csun.edu



Graduate Advisor

Lauren Byler

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 726

Phone: 818-677-3417

Email: lauren.byler@csun.edu


Creative Writing Advisor

Leilani Hall

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 820

Phone: 818-677-3428


Director of Composition

Irene Clark

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 720

Phone: 818-677-3414

Email: irene.clark@csun.edu


Honors Program Advisor

Anthony Dawahare

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 710

Phone: 818-677-3409

Email: adawahare@csun.edu

Internship Advisor

Kimberly Wells

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 827

Phone: 818-677-3427

Email: kimberly.wells@csun.edu


Subject Matter Program Adviser

Dorothy Clark

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 714

Phone: 818-677-7225

Email: dorothy.g.clark@csun.edu

Integrated Teacher Education Programs Adviser (FYI/JYI)

Danielle Spratt (Interim Director 2020-21)

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 724

Phone: 818-677-3412

Email: danielle.spratt@csun.edu


English 205 Coordinator

Iswari Pandey

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 822

Phone: 818-677-0910

Email: iswari.pandey@csun.edu

Stretch Coordinator

J C Lee

Office: Sierra Tower, Room 830

Phone: 818-677-2718

Email: jennifer.c.lee@csun.edu

Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Exam (U.D.W.P.E.)

Oviatt Library
3rd Floor, East Wing, Suite 300

Phone (818) 677-7331
Email: udwpe@csun.edu

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