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Department of English Language and Literature
Hoover Hall, Second Floor
1306 E Philadelphia Street, P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608
562.698.4581 (fax)


Tony Barnstone

Professor of English
Hoover 215
562.907.4200 x4335
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Areas of Interest: Poetry and Creative Writing, Translation, The Graphic Novel, American Literature, Asian and Asian-American Literature, Literature of War, and Popular Fiction

Jonathan Burton

Professor of English
Hoover 107
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Areas of Interest: Shakespeare, Early Modern Studies, Drama, Postcolonial Studies, Comparative Literature, Literature and Race, Islam and English Literature, Writing About Music, History of Education

Joe Donnelly

Hoover 211

Sean P. T. Morris

Associate Professor of English
Hoover 206
562.907.4200 x4416​
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Areas of Interest: Beowulf, Medieval Studies, Screenwriting​

dAve pAddy

Department Chair
Albert Upton Endowed Chair
Professor of English
Hoover 109 
562.907.4200 x4317​
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Areas of Interest: Modern and Contemporary British Literature, J.G. Ballard, Celtic Literature, Black British Culture, Critical Theory, Science Fiction  

Douglas Manuel

Assistant Professor
Hoover 208
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Faculty Emeriti

Charles S. Adams

Professor of English
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Areas of Interest: American Literature and Studies, Literary Theory, Baseball, Autobiography

Wendy Furman-Adams

Professor of English​
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Areas of Interest: Milton, Dante, Early Modern Studies, Ecofeminism, Art and Literature, The Bible as Literature, Classical Literature

Administrative Staff

Sandra Nelman (Temporary Staff)

Academic Department Management Support
Hoover Hall