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Faculty and Staff

 

Faculty members in the English Department include scholars in many fields of English-language literature.  Their expertise covers literary works from Great Britain, the United States, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and Africa, as well as writers from the middle ages to the present on literary, cultural, social, and political topics.  The English faculty also includes published novelists and poets, feature writers and journalists, as well professional writers working in business, health science, education, and other fields. 

English faculty offer courses in the English Department as well as in allied programs, including First Year Initiative, College Now, Continuing Education, LEH, Lehman Scholars and Macaulay Honors, the MA in Liberal Studies, and the doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center. 

 

Faculty & Staff Directory
Siraj Ahmed
Associate Professor
Regina Joyce
Adjunct Lecturer
Allison Amend
Associate Professor
Laurel Kallen
Adjunct Lecturer
James Anderson
Associate Professor
Selin Kalostyan
Adjunct Lecturer
Anna Andrade
Adjunct Lecturer
Gabrielle Kappes
Adjunct Lecturer
Pamela Ansaldi-Klyvert
Adjunct Lecturer

Catherine Kapphahn
Adjunct Lecturer
Michelle Augustine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director, Office of Prestigious Awards
Candace Killam
Adjunct Lecturer
Shibly Azad
Adjunct Lecturer
Chet Kozlowski
Adjunct Lecturer
Will Bailey
Adjunct Lecturer
Makeba Lavan
Adjunct Lecturer
Nancy Berlinger
Adjunct Professor
Paula Loscocco
Professor
Department Chair
Esther Bernstein
Adjunct Lecturer
Jennifer MacKenzie
Lecturer (English and Journalism & Media Studies)
Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
Adjunct Lecturer
Amber Magruder
Adjunct Lecturer
Justine Blau
Adjunct Lecturer
Bret Maney
Assistant Professor
Ralph Boone
Adjunct Lecturer
Timothy Marquart
Adjunct Lecturer
Aaron Botwick
Adjunct Lecturer
Janis Massa
Associate Professor
Zenaida Bough
Adjunct Lecturer
John Mayher
Adjunct Professor
Marilyn Boyer
Adjunct Lecturer
Lowery McClendon
Adjunct Lecturer
Rebecca Breech
Adjunct Lecturer
Joseph McElligott
Lecturer
Co-Director, Graduate Studies
Director, City & Humanities Program
Salita Bryant
Associate Professor
Interim Associate Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
Margot Mifflin
Professor
Grace Russo Bullaro
Professor
Co-Director, Graduate Studies
Philip Mirabelli
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Natalie Caro
Adjunct Lecturer
Olivia Moy
Assistant Professor
Director, English Honors Program
Mary Carroll
Adjunct Lecturer
Deirdre O'Boy
Lecturer
Assistant Chair
Director, CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies
Marsham Castro
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Ostler
Adjunct Lecturer
Crissa Chappell
Adjunct Assistant Professor
G.D. Peters
Substitute Lecturer
Donny Chavez
Adjunct Lecturer
Deirdre Pettipiece
Professor
Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
Irene Chrysafi
Adjunct Lecturer
Anna Purves
Adjunct Lecturer
Jane Cleland
Lecturer
Director, Professional Communications Program
Susan Quarrell
Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Cotto
Adjunct Lecturer
Harold Ramdass
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gregory Crosby
Adjunct Lecturer
Timothy Ray
Adjunct Associate Professor
Meghan Dahn
Adjunct Lecturer
Micheal Rumore
Adjunct Lecturer
Mario DiGangi
Professor
Tyler T. Schmidt
Associate Professor
Susan Di Raimo
Adjunct Lecturer
Noel Sikorski
Adjunct Lecturer
Dorothy Dobson
Adjunct Lecturer
Norma Silbermintz
Adjunct Lecturer
Mollie Eisenberg
Adjunct Lecturer
Lillian Slugocki
Adjunct Lecturer
Stacey Engels
Adjunct Lecturer
Yoon Son
Adjunct Lecturer
Lise Esdaile
Adjunct Lecturer
Justin Stephens
Adjunct Lecturer
Lisa Estreich
Adjunct Lecturer
ACE Writing & Literacy Coordinator
Victoria Sterling
Adjunct Lecturer
Desiree Evans
Adjunct Lecturer
Carla Stockton
Adjunct Lecturer
Anyelina Fermin
English Office Assistant
Jessamyn Tabak
Adjunct Lecturer
William Fisher
Associate Professor
Theodore Taylor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Garcia de Souza
Adjunct Lecturer
Michelle Thompson
Adjunct Lecturer
Jean Geiger
Adjunct Lecturer
Susannah Thompson
Adjunct Lecturer
George Green
Adjunct Lecturer
Joseph Tirella
Adjunct Lecturer
Debbie Hamilton
Adjunct Lecturer
Rene Vasicek
Adjunct Lecturer
Jasmine Harper
Adjunct Lecturer
Dhipinder Walia
Lecturer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Heather Heim
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Keith Walters
Adjunct Lecturer
Sarah Hildebrand
Graduate Teaching Fellow
Carole Weisz
Adjunct Assistant Professor
David Hobbs
Adjunct Lecturer
Hank Williams
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Hollander
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Steven Wyckoff
Adjunct Lecturer
Director, Freshman Year Initiative & Composition
David Hyman
Associate Professor
Jessica Yood
Associate Professor
Writing Across the Curriculum Co-Coordinator


Professors Emeriti
Eileen Allman Ruth Milberg-Kaye
David Bady Nancy Miller
Walter Blanco Michael Paull
George Blecher R.O. Payne
Domenick Carnicelli Sondra Perl
Billy Collins Victor Reed
Walter Dubler Edgar Roberts
Earl Fendelman Carol Sicherman
Anne Humpherys Mardi Valgemae
Gerhard Joseph Scott Westrem
Frank Kearns Eve Zarin
Jack Kligerman  


Faculty Publications

The Stillbirth of Capital Siraj Ahmed, The Stillbirth of Capital:  Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2011).  This book targets one of the humanities' most widely held premises:  namely, that the European Enlightenment laid the groundwork for modern imperialism.  It argues instead that the Enlightenment's vision of empire calls our own historical and theoretical paradigms into questions. 





Enchanted Islands Nealy perfect CopyAllison Amend, Enchanted Islands (Nan A. Talese Books, 2016). Inspired by the mid-century memoirs of Frances Conway,Enchanted Islands is the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galápagos Islands on the brink of World War II.  Amend's previous novel is A Nearly Perfect Copy (Nan A. Talese Books, 2013).




Guide to Investing James A. Anderson, Black Enterprise Guide to Investing (Wiley, 2001).  Start investing with $250, $100, or less; harness the financial markets and meet your goals for the future; invest on the web; find a broker or financial planner to suit your needs; teach your kids about investing; learn how to invest safely and successfully:  Anderson's book is a powerful resource for novices and experienced investors, alike.






Grace Russo Bullaro and Elena BenelliGrace Russo Bullaro and Elena Benelli, eds., Shifting and Shaping a National Identity: Transnational Writers and Pluriculturalism in Italy Today (Troubador Pubilshing LTD., 2014). This volume targets key issues in the controversies that revolve around migration in contemporary Italy, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to works of fiction and non-fiction. It aims to move the discourse forward from migration to transmigration; from nationalism to transnationalism.






Addie Bundren is DeadGradiva Award for Poetry to Lehman College Professor Salita Bryant Mario DiGangi received 2012 Lehman College Distinguished Scholarship Award. Since joining the English Department in 1998, Mario DiGangi has published two monographs (including his Sexual Types:  Embodiment, Agency, and Dramatic Character from Shakespeare to Shirley, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), over a dozen articles, and editions of several Shakespeare plays (including The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream).



Matering Suspense, Structure and Plot Glow of DeathJane K. Cleland, Glow of Death:  A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery (Minotaur Books, 2016), the 11th novel in the series.  Cleland's Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot:  How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats (Writer's Digest Books, 2016) is the #1 best-seller in Amazon's Mystery Writing Reference category. 






Sexual TypesMario DiGiangi Mario DiGangi received 2012 Lehman College Distinguished Scholarship Award. Since joining the English Department in 1998, Mario DiGangi has published two monographs (including his Sexual Types:  Embodiment, Agency, and Dramatic Character from Shakespeare to Shirley, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), over a dozen articles, and editions of several Shakespeare plays (including The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream).





Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature William Fisher, Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  Winner of the 2006 Best Book Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.  Through examining some of the everyday items that helped establish a person's masculinity or femininity, this book offers a new analysis of gender identity in early modern English literature and culture. 







Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics Paula Loscocco, Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics (Palgrave, 2014).  Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues that in her 1773 POEMS, Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women.







My Not My Soilder Jennifer MacKenzie, My Not-My Soldier (Fence Modern Poets Series, 2014). MacKenzie's debut volume is an unfettered travelogue of embodied intellect and flights of gorgeous observance.








Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroon Janis Massa, Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroom(James Nicholas Publishers, 2003).Massa's illustrates a dramatic transformation occurring in the ESL classroom as students, who initially lacked confidence and self-esteem, transform themselves into savvy, articulate, active and self-confident learners. 








Margot Mifflin, Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and TattooMargot Mifflin, Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo (PowerHouse Books, 1997, 2013). This expanded third edition chronicles the history of tattooed women and women tattooists in Western culture from the early 1880s to the present.





G.D. Peters G. D. Peters was named Lehman College's Adjunct Teacher of the Year for 2016.






Desegregating Desire Tyler T. Schmidt, Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature (University Press of Mississippi, 2013). A study of race and sexuality and their interdependencies in American literature from 1945 to 1955, Desegregating Desireexamines the varied strategies used by eight American poets and novelists to integrate sexuality into their respective depictions of desegregated places and emergent post–World War II identities.





Rosie WaliaDhipinder Walia was honored as a Lehman Hero in 2016 for creating leadership opportunities and encouraging student engagement. 




Public Voices Jessica YoodJessica Yood and Marcie Wolfe, eds, Public Voices: Writing Across Lehman College (National Writing Project, 2016). Ten years of research into writing across the curriculum and faculty development examined in relation to the history of urban education and of "urban pedagogy." Yood was honored as Lehman College's Teacher of the Year at the 18 September 2015 Academic Convocation.