Important Announcement:

The Department of English has transitioned to a remote work environment. While the office will continue to operate from a distance, we are hoping to dramatically reduce face-to-face interactions to limit potential exposure to the virus. We encourage you to seek your answers online at If you have specific questions, we ask that you reach out to us via email at one of the contacts listed below. Emails are more easily answered remotely than phone calls. We promise to respond as quickly as we possibly can to all inquiries.

    Undergraduate Advising:
    Undergraduate Studies Questions:
    Graduate Studies Questions:
    Business or Staff Related Questions:
    Chair’s Assistant:

Please check here: for the latest university information as we continue to adjust to new developments and recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and the Florida Department of Health.

Contact Us



English Department

Florida State University

631 University Way, 405 Williams Building

Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1580

Phone: (850) 644-4230

Fax: (850) 644-0811


Click here for the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studios.



Faculty Administration

Department Chair Gary Taylor
Associate Chair Graduate Studies Mark Winegardner
Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies Rhea Lathan
Associate Chair Curriculum Judith Pascoe
Director, College Composition Elias Dominguez Barajas
Director, Literature, Media, and Culture Program Candace Ward
Director, Creative Writing Program Skip Horack
Director, Rhetoric and Composition Program Michael Neal
Director, History of Text Technologies David Gants
Director, Reading Writing Center Jude Marr


Business Manager Clare Harrison WMS 405A 850-644-3280
Administrative Associate Dina Uscio WMS 405 850-644-4230
Accounting Representative Denise Atkinson WMS 405C 850-644-0236
Administrative Associate / Chair’s Assistant Carolyn Hector Hall WMS 405D 850-645-0000
Academic Program Specialist Jacques Toussaint WMS 457 850-644-2676
Academic Support Assistant Trey Burke WMS 405F
Academic Advisor Jarmal Desire WMS 456  
Academic Advisor Jennifer Lee WMS 460  
Career Liaison Cathy Barrios WMS 459 850-644-1796
Graduate Program Assistant Janet Manuel-Atwater WMS 405B 850-644-2413
College Composition Program Assistant Christie Daniels WMS 227  
Media Specialist Jack Clifford WMS 326  
Web Site Jason Ketterer WMS 307  



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