English and Journalism

Contact us

To contact an English & Journalism faculty or staff member, visit our department directory.

All faculty and staff have mailboxes in the English & Journalism mailroom, Simpkins 122, open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Our fax number is 309-298-2974.

Department and University Accessibility Information

For questions about Department programs, contact one of the following faculty or staff:

position names contact information
Chair Mark Mossman
Lynne Ward, secretary
Simpkins 124
Ellen Poulter
Lynne Ward, secretary
Simpkins 124
English Education program Bonnie Sonnek, coordinator
Clara Carrigan, secretary
Simpkins 226
Graduate program Christopher Morrow, director
Judi Hardin, secretary
Simpkins 129
Journalism program Mohammad Siddiqi, director 
Clara Carrigan, secretary
Simpkins 226-H
University Writing Center Neil Baird, director
Tiffany Dimmick, secretary
Simpkins 341
Quad Cities Writing Center   215 WIU Quad Cities
Western Courier Richard Moreno, advisor 302 Heating Plant Annex
Writing program Magdelyn Helwig, director
Judi Hardin, secretary
Simpkins 129
flowering tree in front of simpkins hass

Finding us

WIU provides directions and maps which show the location of Macomb and describe the best ways to get here. Simpkins Hall is located in the southwest corner of campus, adjacent to Sherman Hall, and immediately north of Lake Ruth.

Visitors to English & Journalism can pick up visitor parking permits and campus maps at Mowbray Hall, across from the University Union on Murray Street.

Our facilities in Simpkins Hall

Simpkins Hall, the fourth building constructed at WIU, is home to the Department of English & Journalism, the University Writing Center, the Military Science Department, some Theatre Department classrooms, and the Studio Theatre. Most English & Journalism classes and offices are in Simpkins Hall.

History of Simpkins Hall by Nicole Banks