Meet Our Advisor

Whether you are interested in learning more about Writing, Literature, and Film studies here at OSU, exploring one of our majors, taking a class, or seeking academic and other resources to support your learning experience, we welcome you to contact us. We will help you discover meaningful connections between your intellectual passions and a plan of study with depth, breadth, and challenge.

Liddy Detar, Academic Advisor

  •    Creative Writing major
  •    English major
  •    English minor
  •    Writing minor
  •    Film minor
  •    Applied Journalism minor
  •    Scientific, Technical, & Professional Communication Certificate
Phone: (541) 737-1636

Liddy Detar is the Academic Advisor for SWLF's undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates. Her teaching and areas of interest include memoir writing, Caribbean literary studies, feminist and queer theories, and story-based strategies for social change. Dr. Detar has also taught and advised for years in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She coordinates the MFA Graduate Internship Program and directs “Social Action Works,” a professional development initiative that supports undergraduate students to explore careers that enact social commitments. Dr. Detar trains horses and riders in natural horsemanship, rock climbs, enjoys digital media, quilting, and spending time with her teenage kids.

The SWLF Advising Program welcomes current and prospective students to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting:

  • Ask questions.
  • Share conversations about your interests.
  • Learn more about our majors.
  • Discuss courses and your program of study.
  • Seek support and resources.
  • Explore opportunities to participate in our community.
  • Articulate and design your professional and personal plans.



Are you part of the SWLF Pack? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Detar here:

Alternatively, schedule an appointment with Dr. Detar at:


View the academic calendar and choose the corresponding term and year to see the deadlines.

This page has directions for all the common registration activities, including:

  • Adding classes
  • Dropping classes
  • Changing the number of credits on a class
  • Late registration
  • Getting on a waitlist
  • Auditing courses
  • More!

You may also contact the registrars office at 541-737-4331 or by email at

Oregon state offers many resources for career development including workshops and online career tools.

Job opportunities and exploring careers:
  • Handshake
    • Explore thousands of jobs and employers, career expos, workshops and more.
  • Focus 2
    • Get a free career assessment. Explore careers, job outlook and your working personality.
Building application materials:
  • Vmock
    • Obtain instant and personalized feedback on your résumé or CV. Check out the VMock User Guide to learn more.
  • Standout
    • Practice interviewing on an interactive video platform.
  • Writing Center
    • The writing center is available to help you plan, build, and revise your application materials.



OSU has many places and people to help support and ensure your academic success.

At the Academic Success Center, you can find meet with coaches and strategists to work with you to enhance your academic performance by discussion topics such as:

  • Time management
  • Test preparation
  • Test-taking, procrastination
  • Stress reduction
  • Study Strategies

The Undergraduate Writing Center supports students through the entirety of the writing process, from planning the project to revising the final product. They are eager to help you on any type of writing, including but not limited to:

  • Class assignments
  • Research papers
  • CVs/resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Job or scholarship applications

Look back for an updated list in the following weeks!