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If that doesn't answer your questions, please email english@vcu.edu.

If you want to get in touch with a specific individual, please see our faculty and staff directory.

If you need to make an advising appointment with Kelsie Potter, please use the “advising appointment” link on your MyVCU page. You will be emailed on the day of the meeting, responding to the reason for your appointment.  If a phone call is also needed, mention that when booking the appointment. 

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One VCU: Responsible Together
Get information about VCU's phased approach to reopening campus at together.vcu.edu

Department Contacts

Hours: On-site office hours are suspended for now; staff will telecommute and be available by email between 8 a.m.–4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.

Phone: 804.828.1331
Fax: 804.828.8684

VCU Department of English
900 Park Avenue, Hibbs Hall, Room 306
Box 842005
Richmond, VA 23284-2005                         
[Address deliveries to street, building, & room; address mail to box number]

Additional faculty offices, two seminar rooms, and the main Blackbird office are located in Anderson House.
913 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284-2005                          

Catherine Ingrassia
Hibbs 306  |  804.828.1331

Associate Chair
Sachi Shimomura
Hibbs 306  |  804.828.1331

Assistant to the Chair 
Kelsey Cappiello
Hibbs 306 | 804.827.8305

Office Administrative Assistant
Greg Patterson
Hibbs 306 | 804.828.1331

Graduate Programs Advisor
Thom Didato
MA in English, MFA in Creative Writing, PhD in Media, Art, and Text
Hibbs 306  |  804.828.1329

Senior Advisor in English (Undergraduate Advising)
Kelsie Potter

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts
Hayley Graffunder
Lead Associate Editor
Anderson House 101A

Technology Coordinator & Online Editor, Blackbird
Michael Keller
Hibbs 317  |  804.827.8317

English Website
For updates or comments regarding English and MATX graduate program web pages, or alumni news, contact

For all other English web-related error reporting, updates, or issues, contact