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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:

Logan Arnold 


Logan is the first responder for budgetary questions and hiring matters. They supervises the shared staff center and can provide support for other issues if no other staff are available. 

Office Associate, Senior:

Gwynn Lemler


Gwynn 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:

Laszlo Somlyay


Laszlo is the first responder for book orders, undergraduate advising, class registration and scheduling, event room scheduling, key checkout, office hours posting, and external inquiries to the departments.

Graduate Program Director:

Kelly Kinney 

The graduate program director 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.


Professional Writing:

Michael Knievel


Honors (English):

Arielle Zibrak

Sigma Tau Delta Honorary:


First Year Writing Program:

Michael Knievel


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