William & Mary

Department Organization 2015-16


Chair: Adam Potkay

Associate Chair: Brett Wilson

Director of the Undergraduate Program: Brett Wilson 

Director of Writing:  Sharon Zuber

Director of Advising: Chris MacGowan (transfer credit); John Conlee (study abroad)

Liaison to the School of Education: Christopher MacGowan

Director of Honors: Brett Wilson

Director of Creative Writing: Nancy Schoenberger (Donaldson Writer-in-Residence Program; Patrick Hayes Writer Series)

Scheduling:  Adam Potkay, Jeanne Smith, Brett Wilson

Recorder: Daniel Parker

Webmaster: Shanay Butler

Standing Committees

Personnel:  Full: Paula Blank (Chair, 15-16; 15-18), Kim Wheatley (14-17), Adam Potkay (ex-officio; 13-16); Associate: Erin Minear (14-16), Hermine Pinson (14-16); Assistant: Kara Thompson (15-16); At Large: Francesca Sawaya (15-16)

Auxillary PC: Christopher MacGowan, Deborah Morse, Nancy Schoenberger

Undergraduate Program: Brett Wilson (Director), Melanie Dawson, Rich Lowry, Deborah Morse, Monica Potkay, Lynn Weiss, Sharon Zuber

Budget: Adam Potkay (Chair), Elizabeth Barnes, Susan Donaldson, Jack Martin, Jeanne Smith

Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching:  Walter Wenska (Chair), Susan Donaldson, Colleen Kennedy, Jack Martin

Honors: Brett Wilson (Chair), Varun Begley, Brian Castleberry, Simon Joyce, Kim Wheatley

Writer/Artist-in-Residence Committee and Patrick Hayes Writer Series: Nancy Schoenberger (Chair), Lee Alexander, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart, Chelsey Johnson, Hermine Pinson

Special Committees

Speakers Committee: Suzanne Hagedorn (Chair), Henry Hart, Jenny Putzi, M. Lee Alexander

Representatives to the Writing Committee: Rich Lowry, Monica Potkay, Robert Scholnick

Prizes (Borish Prize): Robert Scholnick (Chair), Suzanne Hagedorn, Suzanne Raitt

Social Media/Department Web Site Ad Hoc Committee:  Shanay Butler, Suzanne Hagedorn, Chelsey Johnson, Elizabeth Losh, Patricia Lott, Brett Wilson

Ad Hoc Committee for the Jack and Anne Willis Scholarship and Concord Traveling Fellowship: Henry Hart (Chair), Christy Burns, Chris MacGowan

Ad Hoc Committee on the English/Linguistics Major and Professions/Careers: Melanie Dawson (Chair); Christy Burns, Leslie Cochrane, Anne Charity Hudley, Deborah Morse, Walter Wenska

Hiring Committee for 17th-Century Position: Elizabeth Barnes, Paula Blank, Erin Minear