Administration & Staff
Elizabeth Engelhardt | Chair, American Studies
919-962-6873 | Greenlaw 211
Tim Marr | Associate Chair
(919) 962-4019 | Greenlaw 412
Michelle Robinson | Director of Graduate Studies
919-962-4065 | Greenlaw 228
Gabrielle Berlinger | Director of Undergraduate Studies
(919) 962-4064 | Greenlaw 515
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: 7:45 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 | Accounting Technician
919-843-9676 | Greenlaw 203
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 Assistant
919-962-1055 | Greenlaw 203
Hours: 7:30-12:30, Tues-Fri
Handles reimbursements (research, travel, & recruitment), coordinates travel & events for the Department.
Sharon Brinson | Graduate Student Services Specialist
919-962-1454 | Greenlaw 207A
Hours: 6:45-3:15, Mon, Thurs, Fri; 7:30-4:00, Tues, Weds
Oversees graduate students (incoming & current), graduate enrollment, applications to the graduate program, and program management.
Anita Braxton | Administrative Support Specialist, Creative Writing
919-962-4000 | Greenlaw 202
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 | Administrative Support Specialist, Writing Program
919-962-6871 | Greenlaw 202
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.
Young Byun | Work Study Student