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Heather Elkins joined the Department of Comparative Literature as Undergraduate Academic Advisor in May of 2014.  She comes to IU with 15 years of experience teaching high school English and 10 years advising high school students as a guidance counselor in a career center.  She guides students in planning their academic careers and directs them to resources.  Heather holds a BA in English and secondary teacher certification from IU and an MEd in counseling from Indiana State University.

Stephanie Klausing joined the Department of Comparative Literature in April 2015 as the Graduate Services Assistant. She is the first point of contact for graduate students and the liaison between graduate students and the Director of Graduate Studies, the Chair of the department, the Graduate School, and the College of Arts and Sciences. She comes to IU from the University of Washington where she was awarded an Master of Fine Arts 3D4M in 2013.

Melinda Bristow-Meadows joined the Department of Comparative Literature as the Administrative Assistant in September 2013. She assists the chair and tends to the accounting needs of the department including Indiana University Foundation accounts, Travel, Grants and processing scholarships and fellowships. Melinda is in charge of class scheduling and purchasing for the department.  She comes to our department from the School of Fine Art where she served as Budget Coordinator and previously to them Accounts Payable .She has been with Indiana University 11 years. She holds a BA in General Studies from Indiana University and an associate in Accounting from Ivy Tech State College.