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University of Wyoming Department of English

Dept. 3353, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY  82071


(307)766-3189 (Fax)

Hoyt Hall 126

Department Chair:

Kelly Kinney


Kelly Kinney is the first responder for personnel issues and hiring, college/university liaison, committee assignments, and faculty assignments.

Assistant Chair:

Julia Obert

Julia Obert is the first responder for new student advising, transfer credit evaluation, student visitors, and academic dishonesty concerns. 

Business Manager:

Patrick Hartzel


Office Associate, Senior:

Gwynn Lemler


Gwynn Lemler is the general office manager for the shared staff center in Hoyt Hall.  She works on faculty T&P, graduate student admissions, GA hiring, building issues, and financial matters. 

Office Associate:

Kasi Smart


This position is the first responder for undergraduate matters, particularly class registration and scheduling, book orders, assigning students to advisors, classroom scheduling in Hoyt Hall, updating office hours, and managing mail, email, and phone inquiries to the department.

Graduate Program Director:

Michael Edson

Michael Edson supports recruiting and retention of graduate students in our MA concentrations in literary studies and rhetoric and composition. He also manages the MA program's course schedule rotation.


Literary Studies:

Please see the assistant chair for information about this minor.

English Studies:

Please see the department chair for information on this track.

Professional Writing:

Michael Knievel


Honors (English):

Arielle Zibrak

Sigma Tau Delta Honorary:


Writing Programs Director (English 1010, 2020, 4010, and other COM courses):

Nancy Small


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