M.A. English Advising

Graduate Advising

As students become more familiar with the department, they may wish to change their advisor. Students may do on their own without notifying the department office, but should keep their advisors informed of any changes. Until that time, students are welcome -- and encouraged -- to meet with their assigned advisor.

All newly admitted students are required to see their advisors before their first semester of attendance, if possible, or by the second week of classes. The graduate coordinator offers a general advising orientation just before the start of each new semester. Information about this orientation is usually announced to all new students by mail or email. It is recommended that students see their advisors to shape their programs initially and then to gain approval for subsequent course choices. In general, students should contact their advisor for an appointment.

Graduate students are assigned an advisor by the English Department, but are welcome to choose a different advisor at any time. If you do decide to change advisors, please inform the English Department and the previous advisor.

M.A. Composition Program & related Certificate Programs

Roberge, Mark

Mark Roberge
Composition Coordinator
Email: roberge@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-7457


M.A. Linguistics Program

Lederer, Jenny Jenny Lederer
Linguistics Coordinator
Email: lederer@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-7464
Smirnova, Anastasia Anastasia Smirnova
Assistant Professor
Email: smirnova@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-7464
Pratt, Teresa Teresa Pratt
Assistant Professor
Email: tpratt@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-

M.A. TESOL Program

Abeywickrama, Priya Priya Abeywickrama
TESOL Coordinator
Email: abeywick@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-3095

Graduate Advising Center

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.

Visit the Graduate Advising Center