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Staff Profiles


Kristal Arsenault | Email | 812-855-1430

Administrative Secretary to Composition and Basic Writing Program. Provides support to the Director of Composition and Coordinator of the Composition Program/Director of Basic Writing Program. Issues permission to students seeking admission to restricted composition courses. Administers Student Academic Appointments and contracts for Composition AIs and serves as an information/contact person for all AIs to the department. Prepares Composition course description information. Assists in the coordination and preparation of program workshops.


Karen Ellis | Email | 812-855-9532

Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Assists students in planning course schedules that allow them to complete their degrees in a timely manner and in accordance with the requirements and policies of the English department and the College. Advises students regarding academic and career issues. Provides information on special programs and activities, plans career exploration and outreach events.


Jena Hanes | Email | 812-855-8225

Administrative Secretary to the Chair. Provides clerical support to the Chair, Associate Chair and faculty of the department. Provides clerical support for the departmental recruitment process and tenure/promotion process. Maintains faculty CVs and personnel records. Prepares annual departmental faculty bibliography document. Compiles office hours document for all department faculty and instructors each semester.


Beverly Hankins | Email | 812-855-1543

Administrative Secretary to the Graduate Program and Career Placement Program. Organizes and processes placement dossier for Ph.D. and M.F.A. graduate students. Assists doctoral candidates from the initial preparation of their dossiers to their interviews, convention commitments, and job contracts. Serves as the clerical assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies. Coordinates graduate student records division and monitors degree process. Assists graduate students in their educational process. Also assists the Director of Admissions during the admissions season. Serves as coordinator for all MA/PhD application files. Processes travel reimbursements for all graduate students. Coordinates and publishes the graduate course description booklet.


Jody Hays | Email | 812-855-9532

Administrative Secretary to the Undergraduate Program. Maintains records of undergraduate majors. Assists students with Undergraduate Minor. Schedules appointments for the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Undergraduate Advisor. Collects course descriptions from faculty and prepares course description booklets for distribution. Coordinates undergraduate registration for literature courses.


Nathan Hendershott | Email | 812-855-9532

Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Assists students in planning course schedules that allow them to complete their degrees in a timely manner and in accordance with the requirements and policies of the English department and the College. Advises students regarding academic and career issues. Provides information on special programs and activities, plans career exploration and outreach events.


Lisa LaPlante | Email | 812-855-8226

Administrative Assistant. Provides operational and administrative services to the chairperson, associate chair, graduate, undergraduate, composition and creative writing directors as well as to full-time, part-time and associate instructors. Serves as class scheduling officer. Schedules departmental special events. Serves as the Human Resource liaison and source of information regarding campus policies. Contact person for development and donor relations. Fiscal officer for budgetary issues for all IU and IU Foundation accounts in the department.


Monica Nees | Email | 812-855-9539

Administrative Secretary for the Creative Writing Program. Provides various clerical assistance to the Creative Writing Program director, MFA faculty and graduate students, the Director of the IU Writers' Conference and the Indiana Review journal. Administer Student Academic Appoints and contracts for all Creative Writing AIs. Serves as an information/contact person to all MFA students in the department. Prepares Creative Writing course description information. Assists in the coordination and preparation of program workshops.