About Us

We seek to help students develop skills in critical thinking, writing and communication through the study of literature, language, rhetoric, creative writing and publishing. Our award-winning faculty members are widely recognized in their fields of expertise.

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106 Cockefair Hall
5121 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Department Administration

Jennifer Phegley

Department Chair
Email: phegleyj@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2766
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Cassie Allen

Office Support Assistant IV
Email: cjallen@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1307