Office Staff-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Eyona Bivins

Eyona Bivins

Administrative Coordinator

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-2850

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: eyonab@andrew.cmu.edu

Eyona provides general administrative support to faculty, students, and staff, including greeting and directing visitors, office supply distribution, photocopier assistance, and graduate student travel reimbursements.

Kate Hale

Kate Hale

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-9221

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: EnglishGrad-admin@andrew.cmu.edu

Kate is responsible for graduate program administration, including orientation and registration for current MA and PhD students, and overseeing the application and recruitment process for prospective students.


Jennifer Loughran

Jennifer Loughran

Coordinator of Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-3089

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: jackson1@andrew.cmu.edu

Jen is responsible for  undergraduate program administration and coordinating English curriculum activities such as scheduling classes.

Vickie McKay

Vickie McKay

Office Manager and Special Projects Coordinator

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-4384

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: vm29@andrew.cmu.edu

Vickie runs the main office, maintains email distribution lists, processes faculty expense reimbursements, and coordinates events.  She also coordinates special projects such as promotion and tenure casebooks.

Beth Oberleiter

Beth Oberleiter

First Year Writing Program Coordinator

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-9490

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: bethobe@andrew.cmu.edu

Beth assists the Director of First Year Writing in coordinating 76-100 and 76-101, including scheduling, course descriptions, reporting and teaching evaluations.

Brian Penak

Brian Penak

Business Manager

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-6497

Fax: (412) 268-7989

Email: bpenak@andrew.cmu.edu

Brian's  focus is on finance and human resources, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, hiring, and payroll.  He is also responsibile for computing, space assignments and facility maintenance.