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Rabb BuildingThe Department of English is located in the Rabb Building (Room 144) in the Mandel Quad. Get directions to our offices and the Brandeis campus.

Department of English
Brandeis University
Mailstop 023
415 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Phone: 781-736-2130
Fax: 781-736-2179


Lisa Pannella
Academic Administrator
781-736-2130 Rabb 144


John Burt
John Burt
Department Chair
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
781-736-2158 Rabb 141
Office Hours: M 1-2; Th 4-5
David Sherman
David Sherman
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of English
781-736-8214 Rabb 136
Office Hours: M 1:20-2:30; Th 11-12; and by appt 
William Flesch
William Flesch
Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of English
781-736-2142 Rabb 139
Office Hours: T 2:20-3:40; Th 5:30-6:50; or email for virtual appt.
Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing
781-736-2145 Rabb 206
Office Hours: W 1-2 or email for virtual appt

Pronunciation: Elizabeth Bradfield

Stephen McCauley
Stephen McCauley
Co-Director of Creative Writing
781-736-8213 Rabb 266b