Contact Us

Department of English

University of Chicago
Walker Hall, 4th Floor
1115 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Fax: 773-702-2495

Map and Directions

Applicants and current students should feel free to e-mail the staff members listed below if they have specific questions about the Department of English's PhD or undergraduate programs. The staff will forward some of those questions, as necessary, to the departmental faculty administrators. Please see the brief job description under each staff member's name to direct your inquiries.


Department Coordinator

Robert Devendorf
Walker 420
Contact the department coordinator for questions on the graduate program, including program administration, class scheduling, budgeting, advising, and graduate alumni updates.

Graduate Program Assistant

Renaissance McIntyre
Walker 413
Contact the graduate program assistant for questions on admission to the PhD program, room scheduling, and departmental forms.

Chair's Assistant

Lex Nalley
Walker 413
Contact the chair's assistant for questions on faculty searches and lecture series.

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Walker 416
Contact the undergraduate program assistant for questions on the undergraduate program, including advising, class scheduling, and undergraduate alumni updates.

Faculty Administrators

Department Chair

Frances Ferguson
Walker 413A

Director of Graduate Studies

Lawrence Rothfield
Rosenwald 428

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lisa Ruddick
Walker 414

English Proprietary Rooms and Room Calendars

If you would like to reserve Rosenwald 405 or Walker 403, please contact Renaissance McIntyre, Graduate Program Assistant, by e-mail at Please include the event title, date, timeframe, a contact name, and an e-mail address. Your reservation will be confirmed by e-mail. Please click here to review the Rosenwald 405 rules. Keys for Rosenwald 405, Rosenwald kitchen, and Rosenwald AV cabinet need to be signed out in Walker 413.

Rosenwald 405
(Max. occupancy: 40. Contains tables, chairs, white board, multi-media projector, Blu-Ray player, laptop connections, projection screen. Access to adjacent kitchen also available.)

Walker 403
(Max.occupancy: 15. Contains tables, chairs, conference phone, white board.)