Notice: English admin staff are working a hybrid schedule; emailing the staff at is the best method of contact. 

Name Title Contact
Lisa Melonçon, PhD Interim Department Chair 813-974-9552 
Marty Gould, PhD Associate Chair - Tampa 813-974-9474
Valerie Lipscomb, PhD Associate Chair - Sarasota Manatee


Thomas Hallock, PhD Associate Chair - St. Petersburg 727-873-4954
Elizabeth Ricketts, PhD Assistant to the Chair


John Lennon, PhD Director of Graduate Studies 813-974-2663
Emily Jones, PhD Director of Undergraduate Studies 813-974-9546
Morgan Gresham, PhD Area Director of Rhetoric & Composition Graduate and PTC Undergraduate Degree  727-873-4784
Liane Robertson, PhD Director of First Year Composition Program
Heather Sellers, PhD Area Director of Creative Writing 813-974-9565
  Area Director of Literature  
Tanya Zarlengo, PhD Interim Director of Professional and Technical Communication Program 813-974-5165


Sarasota-Manatee campus

Mailing Address

Department of English
USF Sarasota-Manatee campus
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C263
Sarasota, FL 34243


St. Petersburg campus

Mailing Address

Department of English
USF St. Petersburg campus
830 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Tampa campus 

Main Office: CPR 358

Mailing Address

Department of English
USF Tampa campus
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR 107
Tampa, FL 33620
Graduate advising
Undergraduate advising