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Chairs and Leadership

Brian Ballentine, Chair; Coordinator, Professional Writing and Editing
(304) 293-3988
brian.ballentine@mail.wvu.edu

Timothy Sweet, Associate Chair (as of 1/1/19); Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature 
tsweet@wvu.edu

Kirk Hazen, Associate Chair, Professor of Linguistics; Director, West Virginia Dialect Project
kirk.hazen@mail.wvu.edu

Laura Brady, Director, Center for Writing Excellence
(304) 293-9706
lbrady@wvu.edu

Adam Komisaruk, M.A./Ph.D. Program Supervisor
(304) 293-9724
akomisar@wvu.edu

Sarah Morris, Associate Coordinator, Undergraduate Writing Program
(304) 293-9739
smorri10@mail.wvu.edu

Glenn Taylor, Coordinator, Creative Writing
maurice.taylor@mail.wvu.edu 

Thomas Sura, Coordinator, Undergraduate Writing Program
(304) 293-9712
thomas.sura@mail.wvu.edu