How to Contact Us

Department of English
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

Telephone: (785) 532-6716
Fax: (785) 532-2192

Department Head:
Karin Westman
(785) 532-2190
Associate Head:
Anne Phillips
(785) 532-2167
Director of Graduate Studies:
Cameron Leader-Picone
(785) 532-6716

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Tom Sarmiento
(785) 532-6716

Lead Advisor, Undergraduate Advising:
Carol Franko
(785) 532-2157

Director of Composition and Rhetoric:
Cydney Alexis

Director of Children's Literature:
Philip Nel
Director of Creative Writing:
Traci Brimhall
Director of Cultural Studies:
Greg Eiselein
Director of Expository Writing:
Abby Knoblauch

Director of Literature:
Naomi Wood

Director of Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing:
Han Yu

Webmasters: Philip Nel, Karin Westman, and Naomi Wood

Administrative Staff:

Marisa Lang, Office Specialist II
Phone: 785-532-6716; Email:

Molly Bott, Office Specialist IV and contact person for Karin Westman and Graduate Studies
Phone: 785-532-2190; Email:

For general inquiries, contact

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