Administration & Staff
Bernie Herman | Interim Chair, American Studies
919-962-5481 | Greenlaw 211
Michelle Robinson | Associate Chair
Seth Kotch | Director of Graduate Studies
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote | Director of Undergraduate Studies
Oversees the fiscal and personnel management for the department. Directs hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, & project management as well as day to day functions for the Department.
Cheryl Siler-Jones | Business Services Coordinator
919-962-6248 | Greenlaw 208
Assists Business Officer with all matters and helps direct hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, & project management as well as day to day functions for the Department and overseeing the Student Services Team.
Nelly Whitney | Office Manager
919-962-5481 | Greenlaw 204
Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Assists with hiring, recruitment, human resources, scheduling, budgeting, & project management as well as day to day functions for the Department.
Robin Samuels | Accountant
919-843-9676 | Greenlaw 207-B
Hours: 8:00 am-6:30 pm, Mon-Thurs
Oversees reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events, accounting & budgeting for the Department.
Linda Horne | Accounting Associate
919-962-1055 | Greenlaw 202
Hours: 7:30am-12:30pm, Tues-Fri
Handles reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events for the Department.
Email | Graduate Student Services Manager
919-962-1454 | Greenlaw 203
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri
Oversees graduate students (incoming & current), graduate enrollment, applications to the graduate program, and program management.
Tony Royle, Jr | Undergraduate Student Services Specialist, Registrar
919-962-5484 | Greenlaw 200
Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Mon–Fri
Responsible for course maintenance and assignments, and classroom scheduling for all undergraduate and graduate courses, registering students after the enrollment period has ended, course descriptions, collecting syllabi and course evaluations, as well as, assisting students with their schedule.
Anita Braxton | Creative Writing Program Coordinator (DOECL)
919-962-4000 | Greenlaw 207-A
Hours: 7:30-4:00, Mon-Fri
Oversee assigning classes for future semesters and registration for Creative Writing Program. Handle forms and work with accounting to be sure judges and speakers are paid for events and awards within our program. Coordinate between directors and high schools the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship yearly. I am the student services person for Creative Writing.
Erin Kalbarczyk | Graduate Administration, Writing Program Coordinator (DOECL)
919-962-6871 | Greenlaw 203
Hours: 8:15-5:00, Mon-Fri
Coordinates hiring for the Writing Program, handles payroll functions and contracts for English and Comparative Literature Teaching Fellows, coordinates GSHIP enrollment process.