Advising for Students


If you have declared your major in English or in English Education, please visit your My Fresno State student center to look up the name of your assigned adviser. After you login, your adviser's name will appear on the right-hand side. You can then visit our faculty page to look up your adviser's contact information and office hours.

If you are interested in declaring an English Education major, and English major or minor, or a Creative Writing minor, download and fill out the change of major form. Make an appointment and take your form to the appropriate professor for initial advising:

English major — Contact Dr. Ruth Jenkins

English Education major — Contact Dr. Alison Mandaville

English minor — Contact Dr. Chris Henson

Creative Writing minor — Contact Prof. Steven Church


M.A. Literature, M.A. Rhetoric & Writing Studies, and Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition — Contact Dr. John Beynon

MFA Creative Writing and Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing — Contact Prof. Steven Church

Post-baccalaureate English Teaching Credential — Contact Dr. Alison Mandaville

General advising

The College of Arts and Humanities Advising and Support Center acts a central location for all general advising information intended for students, faculty, and staff. The information is categorized depending on who and where you are in your academic journey: prospective students, current students, returning students, or graduate students.