English Virtual Front Desk
The Department of English Virtual Front Desk (z.umn.edu/EngFrontDesk) is open for business—online—during the following hours:
Monday (12-3 pm Central Time)
Tuesday (12-2 pm Central)
Thursday (10 am-12 pm Central)
Friday (10 am-12 pm Central)
If you have questions about your classes or other issues, please drop by the Virtual Front Desk during those scheduled hours. A staff member will join you shortly.
Please be patient, as we may be meeting with someone else—we will get to you as soon as we can. Otherwise, you can always contact us at email@example.com.
As part of the directives from University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Governor’s office, the Department of English's office in 227 Lind continues to be closed.
All English staff are working remotely during usual office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm). For questions related to certain areas, please refer to the below:
- Department Operations
Pamela Leszczynski (Administrator), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Undergraduate Programs
Rachel Drake, email@example.com
- English Literature Graduate Programs
Karen Frederickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Creative Writing Program
Holly Vanderhaar, email@example.com
Terri Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Curriculum and Instruction
Jessica McKenna, email@example.com
Brent Latchaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further assistance, please see the department staff page.
You can find updates on the University’s Safe Campus site, along with information from Dean Coleman and the College of Liberal Arts on the CLA Neighborhood COVID-19 page.