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Contact the Department of English & Philosophy

The Department of English & Philosophy is located in MacAlister Hall at 33rd and Chestnut Streets. For faculty specific information, please view the directory.

Main Office

MacAlister Hall, Room 5044
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215.895.2431
Fax: 215.895.1071

Department Leadership

Roger Kurtz, Department Head and Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University

Roger Kurtz, PhD
Department Head, Professor
Phone: 215.895.2446 | Office: 5043 MacAlister Hall

Peter Amato

Peter Amato, PhD
Director of Programs in Philosophy; Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 215.895.1353 | Office: 5030 MacAlister Hall

Christopher Nielson

Christopher Nielson, PhD
Director of Programs in English; Assistant Department Head; Teaching Professor of English
Phone: 215.895.6994 | Office: 5037 MacAlister Hall

Scott Warnock

Scott Warnock
Director, Drexel Writing Center; Director, University Writing Program; Associate Professor of English
Phone: 215.895.0377 | Office: 0032B MacAlister Hall

Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel
Director, First-Year Writing Program; Teaching Professor of English
Phone: 215.895.6484 | Office: 5063 MacAlister Hall


Mary Beth Beyer
Department Administrator
Phone: 215.895.6911 | Office: 5045 MacAlister Hall

Eileen Brennen
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 215.895.2431 | Office: 5044 MacAlister Hall

Janel McCloskey
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
Phone: 215.895.1799 | Office: 0032 MacAlister Hall


Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Director of Recruiting Kelly Schimpf

Kelly Schimpf
Director of Recruitment
College of Arts of Sciences
3250 Chestnut Street
4020 MacAlister Hall