Carnegie Mellon University

English Department Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, comments or suggestions about the CMU English Department. 

Department Head Andreea Ritivoi (412) 268-6221 Baker Hall 267
Business Manager  Nick Ryan (412) 268-2229 Baker Hall 269
Director of Undergraduate Studies Necia Werner (412) 268- 9765 Baker Hall 145M
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs Laura Donaldson (412) 268-3089 Baker Hall 259
Director of Graduate Studies

Jon Klancher

(412) 268- 3714 Baker Hall 145L
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

 Jen Loughran

(412) 268-9221 Baker Hall 259
First-Year Writing Director

Danielle Wetzel

(412) 268- 4468 Posner Hall 231A
Assistant Director of First-Year Writing

Mike Brokos

(412) 268-9490 Posner Hall 231B
Creative Writing Director

Sharon Dilworth

(412) 268- 6446 Baker Hall 260F
Literary and Cultural Studies Director Kristina Straub (412) 268- 2852 Baker Hall 245F
Rhetoric Director David Kaufer (412) 268-1074 Baker Hall 145K
Graduate Professional Writing Director Christine Neuwirth (412) 268- 2850 Baker Hall 145F
Undergrad Professional/Technical Writing Director Necia Werner (412) 268- 2659 Baker Hall 245L
Office Manager & Special Projects Coordinator Vickie McKay (412) 268-4384 Baker Hall 259
Administrative Coordinator Eyona Bivins (412) 268-2850 Posner Hall 231
Administrative Coordinator, MLK Writing Awards Maureen Rolla (412) 268-4215 Baker Hall 245Q
Program Coordinator, Arts Greenhouse Shun-Sho Carmack (412) 268-2850 Baker Hall

Directions to the English Department

The English Department is located on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main English Department offices are located in Baker Hall, just off of Frew Street, across from Hunt Library. Posner Hall is located between Posner Center and the Hall of the Arts, across the street from Skibo Gymnasium.


Parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Tech Street and in surrounding neighbourhoods. 

Walking Directions

From the East Campus Garage, exit to Forbes Avenue and turn left. Follow Forbes Avenue past the Cohon University Center. Turn left to walk up the Cut towards The Fence. Continue walking towards Hunt Library until you see Baker Hall on your right. 

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Frequent Destinations in the English Department

  • Main Office: Floor 2 (BH 259)
  • Creative Writing "Glad" Lounge: Floor 2 (BH 260)
  • Swank Room: Floor 2 (BH 255B)
  • Shadow Lounge: Floor A (BH A60 G)

Qatar Campus

At the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004. Here, the English Department maintains a presence, with dedicated faculty teaching courses to CMU-Q students. For more information, visit English at CMU-Q.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Education City
PO Box 24866
Doha, Qatar 
Phone:  +974 4454 8400