Program Officers & Committees

The Department is administered by members of the faculty and a staff of full- and part-time office personnel.

The Chair is nominated, by faculty vote, to the Vice President of Arts and Sciences, on whose recommendation the President of the University appoints the Chair. The usual term is three years.

A Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) is appointed by the Chair. The DGS appoints other faculty to help administer the graduate program: an Associate. Director, Placement Officer, and members of the CGE. (Advanced students in Comparative Literature are supervised by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.)

The Committee on Guidance & Evaluation (CGE) is responsible for the general academic review of all students in the Department. With the DGS as chair, it takes up individual petitions and problems, as well as larger issues of policy and planning. Members of the Committee are chosen to reflect a wide range of academic interests.

The Graduate Student Council (GSC), which includes all graduate students, nominates 2 or 3 student members to attend CGE meetings, except when issues concerning individual students are to be discussed. They have a voice in the discussion but no vote.

ENGLISH  DEPARTMENT  ADMINISTRATION   2015-2016

Administrative Office
602 Philosophy Hall
tel (212) 854-3215
fax (212) 854-5398

Department Chair
Sarah Cole
602 Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-3215
sc891@columbia.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Branka Arsic
613C Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-3215
ba2406@columbia.edu

Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Matt Hart
408F Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-6407
mh2968@columbia.edu

Placement Officers
Jim Adams
404 Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-2472
jw2497@columbia.edu

Eleanor Johnson
408J Philosophy Hall
ebj2117@columbia.edu

Department Administrator
Pamela Rodman
602 Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-3215
pbr2101@columbia.edu

Graduate Coordinator
Virginia Kay
602 Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-6475
v.kay@columbia.edu

For information on applications/admissions:
GSAS

Contacts for  COMPARATIVE  LITERATURE  AND  SOCIETY

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
ICLS Web Site

Administrative Office:
HB1-1 Heyman Center
(212) 854-4541
fax: (212) 854-3099
icls@columbia.edu

Director:
Stathis Gourgouris (Classics)
608 Hamilton Hall
(212) 854-3902
ssg93@columbia.edu


Director of Graduate Studies:
Lydia Liu (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
407 Kent Hall
212-854-5631
LL2410@columbia.edu