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Department of English



English Department

Administrative Positions Contact Page

Inquiries by mail may be sent to the following address:

Department of English
114 Swan Hall
60 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Please find the names and contact information for all Departmental, Graduate, and Undergraduate Faculty and Staff Members of English here:

Ryan Trimm Chair of English Swan 114A 874.5931

Kathleen Davis

Director of Graduate Studies
Swan 114C
David Faflik TA Training Advisor Swan 175D via email
Carolyn Betensky Undergraduate Advisor Swan 114B 874.7437
Peter Covino READ/WRITE Series Director Swan 308B 874.9499
Marty Rojas Rumowicz Literature of the Sea Program, Director Swan 308D 874.7880
Jean Walton Undergraduate Advisor Swan 109 874.7437
Ben Hagen Feinstein Undergraduate Advisor

CCE Providence
Michelle Caraccia Administrative Staff, Graduate Studies Swan 110 8:30-4:30 pm 874.4663

Kara Lewis
Administrative Staff, Main Office
Swan 114 8:30-4:30 pm


FAX 874.2580

*Note: All phone numbers begin with area code "401"; all offices, unless otherwise specified, may be found in Swan Hall, Kingston Campus.

To find the contact information of a specific faculty member not listed above, please visit the Faculty Pages.

news and notes

Check out the video about the Harrington School of Communication and Media, created by URI alum Dan Riordan's Gnarly Bay Productions:

URI students receive excellence awards from history department

URI English professor wins prestigious fellowship from American Academy in Berlin

URI dean, film professor Thomas Zorabedian to be honored by film festival, Feb. 22

URI economist says third quarter economic acceleration slowing in fourth quarter

URI chemistry student earns national research prize for nano-scale work with gold plating

URI chemistry professor and crime lab director named to federal group to assess forensic standards

New Warwick library director has ‘passion’ for information


URI Theatre 2014/2015 Season:


by Theresa Rebeck

"Avenue Q

by Jeff Whitty

"All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

"As You Like It"

by William Shakespeare

For more information click Here

For a copy of the Season Flyer click Here

Audition information for "Seminar" and "Avenue Q" Here

URI’s Medical Physics Program, one of two in New England, wins full accreditation by national group

KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 17, 2014 – For several years, the University of Rhode Island, partnering with Rhode Island Hospital, has offered a program for students with a passion for physics and medicine – and now it’s reached a milestone...



Using a 50-year-old technology that’s been reinvented as an archaeological tool, Kate Johnson ’06 digs up the lost farms of New England

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Big Thinkers in the College of Arts and Sciences:


2014 graduate Sylvia Bogusz

Major: Communication studies, Italian

Look at Sylvia Bogusz’s resume, and you might think—just another college over-achiever. Think again. Nowhere does she list her triumphs over near-fatal injuries she suffered when a drunken driver hit her in 2007, nor does she let that define her. Read more

Former URI Soccer player participating in the 2014 World Cup for the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team

Geoff Cameron

If former Rhody soccer player Geoff Cameron’s big idea was to play in the World Cup, then he’s going to need a new big idea. That’s because he is now on the U.S. men’s national team roster for the 2014 World Cup this summer in Brazil, and he’s already competed with the team in a win against Ghana and a tied match with Portugal in the competition’s opening round. Read more

Click here for the College of Arts & Sciences New Archive