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CommencementFSU English majors have the opportunity to receive one-on-one advising. Students are encouraged to schedule advising meetings with Ms. Sarah Calhoun via email to discuss course enrollment and degree progression.  

Faculty & Staff

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.

Faculty Office Hours 

Administrative Staff
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Chair & Associate Professor

Dr. Ji Young Kim
Butler 123
(910) 672-1848/1417

Administrative Support 
Associate for English

Ms. Vickie Bannon
Butler 123
(910) 672-1416


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Associate Professor

Dr. Trela Anderson
Butler 130
(910) 672-1933

Professor & Director of 
Professional Writing Pogram

Prof. Carole Weatherford
Butler 129
(910) 672-2149

Associate Professor

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

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Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

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


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

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicole A. McFarlane
Butler 132
(910) 672-2146

Associate Professor

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

Assistant Professor

Dr. Joshua M. Murray

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Associate Professor &
English Education Coordinator

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

Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

Dr. Dean Swinford
Butler 136
(910) 672-2425  

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Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
Butler 129
(910) 672-2506


Ms. Barbara Blevins
(910) 672-1861

LaTasha R. Jones

Briana Murrell

Ms. Toni Thomas
(910) 672-1416

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


LaTasha R. Jones
Butler 363-D
(910) 672-1589

Lecturer/Coordinator of the Writing Center

Briana Murrell
Helen T. Chick Rm 001B
(910) 672-2455

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