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University of Wyoming Department of English

Dept. 3353, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY  82071


Department Chair:

Peter Parolin

Peter Parolin 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.

Office Associate, Senior:

Jeanne Moede

Jeanne Moede, Office Associate Senior, is the first responder for money and hiring matters, and building issues. Money matters include travel reimbursements, publication reimbursements, scholarships and event funding.  She is also the first responder for faculty T&P packets, and the second responder if any other staff member is unavailable and you need their specific skills. If she doesn’t have the answers she can point you in the direction of someone who does.

Office Associate:

Gwynn Lemler

Gwynn Lemler, Office Associate, works with graduate students and the Creative Writing Program.  She is the first responder for graduate student registration issues, graduate assistantship questions, student form requests, graduation procedures, website updates and all CW Program matters.

Office Assistant, Senior:

Sarah Rundall

Sarah Rundall, Office Assistant Senior, 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


Literary Studies:

Please see the department chair or assistant chair for information about this minor.

Professional Writing:

Michael Knievel


Honors (English):

Eric Nye

Upstart Crows English Club:


Sigma Tau Delta Honorary:

Eric Nye

First year English 1010:

Kelly Kinney

Writing Center:

Rick Fisher

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