English: Composition, Literature, & Creative Writing

The Cypress College English Department offers a transfer program that includes composition, literature, creative writing, and humanities.  Our mission is to provide courses that are innovative, flexible, and challenging to meet academic standards for transfer, vocation, and personal development.  The program offers online, hybrid, accelerated, and learning community classes, as well as an AA in English degree.

English Department faculty strive to support and advance students’ abilities to read, write, and think both analytically and creatively.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of a true education.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

NOTE: You are now able to use the Guided Self-Placement tool in lieu of taking the assessment exams. To use the tool, click the button below.



Linda Borla
Justin Campbell
Kendyl Covey
Christie Diep
Janet Fujimoto
Ruth Gutierrez
Sarah Jones
Bret Kaufman
Lawrence Keel
Annette Letcher
Kathleen McAlister
Joseph Melodia
Melanie Nabahani
John Payne
Ashton Politanoff
Stuart Rosenberg
Kathryn Sonne
Ambika Talwar
Stephanie Tran
Keith Vescial
Randa Wahbe


Tamar Altebarmakian
Justin Brewer
Lynne Chatham
Karen Coley
Mouminat Damer
Sarah Daugherty
Letitia Deon
Derrick Drury
Danielle Dymond
Adira Edmund
Nicole Embrey
Dahlia Flores-Salcido
Elaine Folayan
Devon Garcia
Alyssa Garmin
Nicholas Gil
Mark Hyer
Brian Jacob
Josiah Jure
Shazia Khan
Cassandra Kilzer
Kevin Knowles
Corey Leis
Miles Magnesi
Tyler Malone
Rudith Maravilla
Anna Morrison
Janet Nau
Janessa Osle
Levon Parseghian
Claire Pelonis
Jax Pham
Laura Powell
Maureen Provenzano
Mallory Reeves
Thomas Reynolds
Emily Robles
Cara Sharp
Nora Simoes
Bede Ssensalo
Anthony Stevenson
Jon-Erik Tateri
Ruby Villarruel
Ann Warren
Amanda Wetrick

English Department

Location: Humanities, 2nd Floor
T: (714) 484-7169