Regular Faculty

Professor Thomas Burkdall

Thomas Burkdall, Chair

Associate Professor, Writing & Rhetoric
B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Thomas Burkdall has published articles and presented papers on James Joyce and film.
Professor Julie Prebel

Julie Prebel

Associate Professor, American Studies and Writing & Rhetoric; Director of Writing Center & Programs
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Cal State San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Washington
Julie Prebel teaches courses in writing/composition, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.

On Special Appointment

Ara Corbett

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric
B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.F.A., Boston University; M.A., Cal State LA

Sarah Ostendorf

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Writing & Rhetoric
BA, Northwestern University; MFA, Mills College; PhD, New York University
Professor Ostendorf teaches a wide range of writing and literature courses in the Writing and Rhetoric Department and the Cultural Studies Program.

Charlyne Sarmiento

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric; Assistant Director, Writing Center
B.A., San Francisco State University, M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, M.A., P.h.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Robert Sipchen

Robert Sipchen

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Writing & Rhetoric
B.A., UC Santa Barbara
Bob Sipchen teaches news writing and communications theory and practice in the fall and narrative nonfiction in the spring.