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Cerro Coso Community College


English and Foreign Languages

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Metamorphoses – Cerro Coso’s Literary and Art Journal

Typewriter (photo by Cody Geary)

The English Department is proud to offer Metamorphoses, a literary and art journal featuring work by Cerro Coso students, faculty, staff, and invited guest writers. Met publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, reviews, literary scholarship, and art in all mediums.

The yearly Met Awards highlights the superior creative writing of Cerro Coso and local high school students. Winning pieces are published in Met, and writers are invited to attend the end-of-semester award ceremony to receive their award and to read their work to an audience. Unlike many similar literary contest, submission to the Met Awards is free.

Visit Metamorphoses today for more information.


Department Chair
Name Position Email Phone Location
Matthew Crow Professor, English; Department Chair, English 760-384-6163
LRC 704B
Name Position Email Phone Location
Clifford Davis Professor, English; Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Council 760-384-6316
MB 319D
Gary Enns Professor, English 760-379-5501
Lucila Gonzalez-Cirre Professor, Spanish 760-384-6121
MB 241
Jon Heaton Professor, Spanish 760-384-6305
MB 239
Melanie Jeffrey Professor, English 760-384-6152
MB 243
Yvonne Mills Professor, English 760-872-5333
BESCC 105 & MESCC 225D
Christine Swiridoff Professor, English; Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Honors Program Coordinator 760-384-6312
MB 319B
Laura Vasquez Professor, English 760-384-6162
LRC 720
Adjunct Faculty
Name Position Email Phone Location
Darcie Khanukayev Adjunct Faculty, Spanish
Edward Kollmeyer Adjunct Sign Language Professor
Joseph Martin Adjunct Faculty, English 760-379-5501
Julie Metz Adjunct Faculty, English
Pamela Poole Adjunct Faculty, French
Michaela Vargas Adjunct Faculty, English
Carlos Wright-Tkacz Adjunct Faculty, English
Kern Community College District