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CommencementFSU English majors have the opportunity to receive one-on-one advising with assigned faculty advisors. Students are encouraged to schedule advising meetings with faculty advisors via email to discuss various issues, such as course enrollment and degree progression. If you recently declared an English major, you can view your assigned faculty advisor in Banner


The English Department at FSU features a number of successful writers and researchers. Faculty members include a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning poet. English professors at FSU have written books on topics ranging from medieval literature to digital cinema.

Administators & Staff

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Department Chair
Associate Professor

Dr. Trela Anderson
Butler 123
(910) 672-1416/1933

Assistant Chair &
Associate Professor

Dr. Ji Young Kim
Butler 134  
(910) 672-1848 

Administrative Support

Ms. Vickie Bannon
Butler 123
(910) 672-1471

Faculty & Instructors


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Associate Professor 
& Graduate Program

Dr. Sonya C. Brown 
Butler 136
(910) 672-1861

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Associate Professor
Dr. Elizabeth Bir
HTC 219
(910) 672-1824

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Assistant Professor
Dr. Aydé Enríquez-Loya
Butler 387
(910) 672-2507

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Associate Professor
Dr. Brenda Hammack
Butler 131
(910) 672-1452

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Associate Professor
Dr. Brooksie Harrington
Butler 135
(910) 672-1931

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Dr. Eric Hyman
Butler 133
(910) 672-1901

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Assistant Professor
Dr. Gary McConnell
Butler 124
(910) 672-1902

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Assistant Professor
Dr. Nicole A. McFarlane
Butler 363-C
(910) 672-2146

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Associate Professor
Dr. Edward McShane
Butler 128 
(910) 672-1934

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Associate Professor
Dr. Micki Nyman
Williams 206-A
(910) 672-2426

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Associate Professor
Dr. Maria Orban
Butler 125
(910) 672-1049

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Associate Professor
Dr. Joyce Russell
Butler 132
(910) 672-1589


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Associate Professor
Dr. Dean Swinford
Williams 205-A
(910) 672-2425

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Associate Professor
Dr. Chuck Tryon
Butler 126
(910) 672-2223

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Associate Professor
Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
Williams 214
(910) 672-2506

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Professor & Director of
Professional Writing 
Prof. Carole Weatherford
Butler 129
(910) 672-2149

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Ms. Barbara Blevins
(910) 672-1416

Ms. Vicki Millspaugh-McKenzie
HTC 131
(910) 672-1768

Ms. Toni Thomas
(910) 672-1416

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ms. Mary Ferguson
(910) 672-1416

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Lonnell Johnson
(910) 672-1416

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