Kathy Bell
Managerial Associate I
Cate 2, room 416



 Kathy Bell has been with OU since 2008, and joined the English Department as Managerial Associate I. She is Assistant to the Chair of the English Department, and her duties include budget management, travel reimbursements, purchasing, reconciliations, payroll entry, and other duties as assigned.

Brett Burkhart
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Cate 2, room 410

B.A. in English, University of Oklahoma
M.A.T. in Education, University of Alaska Anchorage
M.A. in English, University of Oklahoma

Brett Burkhart has served the University of Oklahoma as an academic advisor since Fall 2007, and has been the Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of English since Summer 2011. His responsibilities include working with undergraduates and faculty in the areas of academic advisement, record-keeping, and course scheduling and enrollment. Among his professional memberships and staff sponsorships are the Undergraduate Studies Committee, CASACAA, NACADA, PACAA, OACADA, the English Club, and Sigma Tau Delta.

Sara Day
First-Year and Graduate Programs Assistant
Cate 2, room 408

B.A. in English, University of Oklahoma
B.A. in Religion and Philosophy, Lyon College

Sara Day joined the English Department staff in November 2011, after leaving the field of kitchen design. She supports the day-to-day operations of both the First-Year Composition Office and the Graduate Director, and is the central point of contact for most administrative matters involving graduate students. Her areas of responsibility include: instructor assignments for the FYC course schedule; Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships; M.A. non-thesis and Ph.D. General Exam administration; graduate admissions; graduate student and adjunct records; tuition waivers; and course permissions (for ENGL graduate courses).

Brenda Mackey
Staff Assistant III (Assistant to the Chair)
Cate 2, room 420



Brenda Mackey joined the English Department staff in 2015, with a background in office management and banking. She assists the Chair and Managerial Associate with Purchasing, Tenure and Promotion, Annual Faculty Evaluations, Department Events, and various other duties, including Reception.