First-Year Writing Faculty

Jessica Restaino headshotJessica Restaino

Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Writing
PhD, Temple University, 2005; BA, Franklin and Marshall

Research/Interests. Writing pedagogy and rhetorical theory. Recent publications in Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service-Learning, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Thirdspace, and Literary Mama. Currently working on a book project that studies the preparation of new writing teachers through the lens of Arendt’s political thought.

Courses
Undergraduate:
Teaching Writing Grades 6-12
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
Methods of English
Pursuits of English

Graduate:
Teaching Writing and the Basic Writer
Research in Writing Studies
Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing

Dickson Hall 463
Email: restainoj@mail.montclair.edu

Bonnie Dowd headshotBonnie Dowd

Lecturer and Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program
BA English, Montclair State University; MA English with a concentration in British Literature, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Dowd is an Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program at Montclair State. While pursing her MA, Bonnie was a graduate assistant for the Program. She has taught Freshman Seminar and both College Writing I and College Writing II and tutored in history at Essex County College.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Women Prose Writers

Dickson Hall 440
Email: dowdb@mail.montclair.edu

Kristen Julia Anderson

Adjunct Professor
MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: In addition to teaching first-year writng courses at Montclair State University, Prof. Anderson is also a Writing Consultant for the Center for Writing Excellence and an adjunct professor at William Paterson University. Her thesis explored the writing, motivation, interaction, and implications of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan-fiction community. She remains highly intersted in analyzing and studying various aspects of Buffy as well as other Joss Whedon creations. Prior to her career as a writing instructor, she worked for about eight years in syndicated radio. She will soon have her first creative writing piece published in a webjournal.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: andersonkr@mail.montclair.edu

Joy Blom

Adjunct Professor
PhD in Administration and Supervision, in progress, Walden University

Research/Interests: Prof. Blom is the English Supervisor at Walkill Velley Regional High School in Hamburg, NJ. Along with her supervisory duties, she teches AP courses and HSPA courses.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: blomj@mail.montclair.edu

Bridget Brown

Assistant Professor
BA English, Muhlenberg College; MA American Studies, College of William and Mary; PhD American Studies, NYU.

Research/Interests: Dr. Brown, a half-time professor at Montclair State University, taught for many years in NYU's Expository Writing Program, as well as in the General Studies Program of its School of Continuing and Professional Studies; she has also tutored in the NYU Writing Center. In addition, she has taught Contemporary and African American Literature at Muhlenberg College. Her book, They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves: The History and Politics of Alien Abduction was published by NYU Press in 2007.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: brownb@mail.montclair.edu

Pamela Burger

Instructor
BA English, Brown University; MFA Creative Writing (Poetry), New York University; PhD candidate, English, CUNY Graduate Center

Research/Interests: Prof. Burger has taught writing and literature at several New York City-area colleges since 2003. In addition to writng studies, her research interests include post-1945 literatures in English and gender studies.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: burgerp@mail.montclair.edu

Robin Caine headshotRobin Caine

Lecturer
BA English and Creative Writing, UCLA; MFA University of South Carolina

Research/Interests: Prof. Caine, a full-time instructor in the First-Year Writing Program, has recently published stories in the Bryant Literary Review, Quick Fiction, Fringe Magazine, and elsewhere.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 284
Email: cainer@mail.montclair.edu

Paul Caruso

Instructor
BA Education, Montclair State University; MA Dramatic Writing, NYU; MA EDTC, Educational Theatre for Teachers
College, NYU

Research/Interests: Prof. Caruso, a half-time instructor at Montclair State, sits on the Live Lit Committee. Locally, he acts as an Arts in Education instructor and administrator, including building curriculum and course development for various theatrical schools, studios, and companies, including 12 Miles West Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Actor's Camp at Mountainside, NJ. This semester, he will complete the certificate program in the Teaching of Writing at Montclair State.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Writing: Drama
Advanced Writing: Drama

Dickson Hall 259
Email: carusop@mail.montclair.edu

Claudia Cortese

Adjunct Professor
BA English Literature, Kent State; MFA Poetry, Sarah Lawrence College

Research/Interests: Prof. Cortese recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program, where she was the poetry editor for Lumina Magazine and a featured reader at the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, CalX, Gargoyle, At-Large Magazine, and Blueline. She is currently working on a book that explores trauma, myth, fairy tales, and girlhood.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: cortesec@mail.montclair.edu

Catherine deLaurentis

Adjunct Professor

Research/Interests: Prof. deLaurentis teaches Business and Technical Writing at Rutgers. She is currently writing a set of short stories.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: delaurentisc@mail.montclair.edu

Susan Diana

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Colorado College; MS Communications, Boston University

Research/Interests: Prof. Diana worked as a writer and editor for such magazines as Madamoiselle and New Jersey Home and Garden. She is currently writing a collection of essays about motherhood.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: dianas1@mail.montclair.edu

Christina Dilkes

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Concentration in Writing, William Paterson University; MA English and American Literature, NYU

Research/Interests: Prof. Dilkes teaches Writing and Analysis II at Bloomfield College. She has also taught Remedial Writing, Composition I, and Compostion II at County College of Morris. Her academic interests include disability theory and minority lliterature, with a concentration in Chicano-American, Native American, and Asian-American Literature.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: dilkesc@mail.montclair.edu

Leslie Doyle

Adjunct Professor
BA English Literature, University of Michigan; MA English Literature, University of Michigan

Research/Interests: Prof. Doyle teaches Argumentative Writing at Bloomfield College and has taught courses in literature and environmental justice there as well. She worked for ten years as an advisor in a federal support program, also at Bloomfield. She has published fiction in Clapboard House and Front Porch and is currently working on a novel set primarily in the Hackensack Meadowlands.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: doylele@mail.montclair.edu

Eve Eure

Instructor
BA Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, Smith College; MA, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Chicago; MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

Research/Interests: Prof. Eure, a half-time instructor at Montclair State University, taught for several years in the Rhetoric Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and served as a editorial assistant for the Arts & Literary Journal Ninth Letter.

Courses
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: euree@mail.montclair.edu

Evelyn Emma

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Messiah College; MA English, University of Connecticut

Research/Interests: Prorf. Emma is also currently an adjunct at County College of Morris, where she teaches Writing Skills, Composition I, and Composition II.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: emmae@mail.montclair.edu

Ann Evans headshotAnn Evans

Adjunct Professor
MA English New York University; MA Linguistics Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Evans has taught in the First-Year Writing Program for six years, and thoroughly enjoys teaching freshmen. An article "Beyond Grammar: Linguistics in the Writing Classroom," was published in the Spring 2011 issue of the Duke University journal Pedagogy, which reflects her parallel interests in writing, teaching, and in language itself. Another interest is the role of women in the 21st century, and in that field, she has published "What You Don't Know About Abortion" on Kindle eBooks, and is finishing a memoir, Risking Everything, which recounts what happened when she began dating at 60. She has also taught ESL, both in Athens, Greece in the 1970s, and at Stevens Institute of Technology, and is proficient in six languages.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: evansa@mail.montclair.edu

Laura Field headshotLaura Field

Assistant Professor
BA English, Montclair State University; MA and PhD English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Research/Interests: Before teaching at Montclair State, Prof. Field taught at several schools in North Carolina, including Guilford College and The University of North Carolina, Greensboro. In addition to her PhD, Laura holds a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Prof. Field recently completed her dissertation, which considers the challenges of employing a feminist pedagogy in the writing classroom and suggests how women's rhetoric(s) may offer methods for resolving the conflict.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study

Dickson Hall 284
Email: fieldl@mail.montclair.edu

Joli Furnari

Adjunct Professor
BA English, East Stroudsburg University; MA English, Rutgers

Research/Interests: Professor Furnari spent many years writing pharmaceutical advertising before becoming an adjunct at Montclair State.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: furnarijo@mail.montclair.edu

Tara Gellene

Instructor
BA English and Creative Writing, Stanford University; MA and MPhil English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Research/Interests: Ms. Gellene, a half-time instructor at Montclair State, has taught writing and literature courses at Columbia University, NYU Gallatin, and Yeshiva University. She is the curriculum director of the writing program for a summer college access program called Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. Her research interests include writing pedagogy, theory of the novel, utopian thought and literature, and moral philosophy.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: gellenet@mail.montclair.edu

Sarah Ghoshal

Lecturer
BA English, Rutgers; MFA Creative Writing, Long Island University

Research/Interests: Sarah Ghoshal (formerly Sarah Kolbasowski) is a recently married poet from New Jersey. She also teaches for Kean University and online at the University of Phoenix and earned her MFA in creative writing from Long Island University in 2007, studying for a summer at Naropa University in Colorado. In 2009, she was awarded a fellowship by Summer Literary Seminars. Her creative work has appeared in numerous journals such as Downtown Brooklyn, The Edison Review, and The Alchemy Review, with a poem recently published in Brooklyn Paramount. She is currently working on a chapbook and a collection of new poetry. Her memoir, My Suburbia, was recently published on Amazon.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 284
Email: kolbasowskis@mail.montclair.edu

Karla Greenleaf-MacEwan

Adjunct Professor
BA Dance, Wesleyan University; MFA Fiction, Brooklyn College

Research/Interests: Before teaching in the First-Year Writing Program at Montclair State, Prof. Greenleaf-MacEwan taught writing composition at Brooklyn College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has also worked as a massage therapist and has taught dance and creative movement to children and seniors. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in the Brooklyn Review, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, and The Ledge Poetry and Fiction Magazine. Currently, she is working on a novel.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: shieldsk@mail.montclair.edu

Jennifer Guercio headshotJennifer Guercio

Lecturer
BA Spanish Language & Literature, Minor in English, North Carolina State University; MA English, North Carolina State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Guercio, a full-time instructor at Montclair State, has taught American and World Literatures, Academic Writing and Research, Professional and Technical Writing, and Organic Chemistry at various universities and colleges.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 284
Email: guercioj@mail.montclair.edu

Jeevan Gurung

Adjunct Professor
M. Phil. English Literature, Drew University; Ph.D. English Literature, Drew University

Research/Interests: Dr. Gurung has taught College Writing at Drew University and Composition I at County College of Morris. Besides teaching composition, Dr. Gurung's areas of interest are Anglo-American Literary Modernism and the Literature of the South Asian Diaspora with special emphasis on Postcolonial Theories of Migration and Diaspora. His doctoral research involved reading Willa Cather's novels using theories of migration and diaspora.

Courses
College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: gurungj@mail.montclair.edu

Barbara Hamilton headshotBarbara Hamilton

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Carleton College; MA & PhD Comparative Literature, Rutgers

Research/Interests: Dr. Hamilton is currently an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College and has taught all levels of composition, business and technical writing, science writing, and literature courses at Rutgers, Rider, and other Delaware Valley universities. A past assistant director of the Rutgers Writing Program, she has edited texts in professional and technical writing and developed an online science writing journal. Her research is in composition studies, mysticism and literature, and contemporary fiction.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Business Writing
The Art of Drama
Middle English Literature

Dickson Hall 259
Email: hamiltonb@mail.montclair.edu

John Hodges headshotJohn Hodges

Instructor
MA Creative Writing, Florida State University; MFA Creative Writing, University of Mississippi

Research/Interests: Mr. Hodges, a half-time instructor at Montclair State University, has published his short stories in over 50 journals, and his photography has appeared in The Blue Jew Yorker, Yalobusha Review, Shots, Hamburger Eyes, and elsewhere. He plays guitar and writes the occasional poem or novel. His novella entitled War of the Crazies was released in 2011.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Beginning Fiction Workshop

Dickson Hall 259
Email: hodgesj@mail.montclair.edu

Emily Hoeflinger

Lecturer
BA English/Non-Fiction Writing, Drew University; MA American Literature, Montclair State University; PhD in progress, 20th Century American Literature/Women's and Gender Studies, Texas A&M University

Research/Interests: Prof. Hoeflinger has taught at Montclair State University and Texas A&M University and has worked in writing centers at Montclair State and Blinn College. She focuses on late 20th Century American Literature, holds a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, and is currently working on her dissertation, which analyzes intentionality and authenticity in women's zines. As well, she is researching contemporary independent presses/distros as a larger project on the creation of community identity through writing and the impact of that literature on communities. She writes creatively in her spare time.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 441
Email: hoeflingere@mail.montclair.edu

Janis Hubschman

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Montclair State University; MA Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Hubschman has worked as an assistant instructor in the Montclair State EOF program and has served as a consultant in the Center for Writing Excellence. She is a writer with short stories published in Exquisite Corpse, Front Porch Journal, The Saint Anne's Review, Storyglossia, and Literary Mama. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and New York Runner.

Courses
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: hubschmanj@mail.montclair.edu

Jacky Ievoli

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Fordham University; MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Ievoli has worked as an assistant instructor in the Montclair State EOF program and has served as a consultant in the Center for Writing Excellence. She is the Communications Specialist in the marketing department of an international law firm and has also worked in marketing in the financial sector.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: ievolij@mail.montclair.edu

Tavya Jackson headshotTavya Jackson

Instructor
BA English and Music Performance, Montclair State University; MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Jackson has taught First-year Composition at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and currently provides freelance writing, editing, and private tutoring services for various clients in the northern NJ area. She also plays the double bass and volunteers as a member of the youth orchestra for the Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts.

Courses
Introduction to Writing

Dickson Hall 259
Email: jacksonta@mail.montclair.edu

Joanmarie Kalter

Adjunct Professor
BA Government, Cornell University; MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Research/Interests: Prof. Kalter has written for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, TV Guide, and Africa Report. Her work has been reprinted in several anthologies, among them Models for Writers (St. Martin's Press), Our Times 2 (Bedford), and Media Now (Longman), and she is the author of a book of interviews, Actors on Acting (Sterling). Prof. Kalter is the recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and a UN Development Program grant, with which she reported from southern Africa. Most recently, she was director of the Writers' Room program at Montclair High School and Edgemont Montessori School, and now teaches writing to ESL and GED students at Essex Community College. This is her second year teaching in the First-Year Writing Program at Montclair State University.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: kalterj@mail.montclair.edu

Lisa Kasper

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Montclair State University; MA English & Comparative Literature, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Research/Interests: Lisa Kaspar has been the director of Undergraduate Admissions since April, 2010, after serving as Associate Director for eight years prior. Lisa has also been a member of the University's First-Year Writing Program since 2005. In addition to her work at the University, Lisa volunteers at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, giving tours of 97 Orchard St., home to more than 7,000 working class immigrants from 1863-1935.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

College Hall, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: kasperl@mail.montclair.edu

Catherine Keohane headshotCatherine Keohane

Assistant Professor
BA Columbia College; PhD Rutgers University

Research/Interests: Dr. Keohane has published articles in ELH, Studies in the Novel, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture and is currently working on a book-length project about charity and debt in eighteenth-century British literature. Her research interests include Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature, early seventeenth-century British literature, composition, and gender studies. Dr. Keohane also serves as the program's Assistant Director for Placement.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I and II
Advanced Expository Writing
English Literature I and II
The Augustan Age
Women Prose Writers
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenges

Dickson Hall 441
Email: keohanec@mail.montclair.edu

Franc Lacinski

Adjunct Professor
MA Montclair State University, English with emphasis in Writing Studies

Research/Interests: In addition to teaching at Montclair State, Prof. Lacinski teaches middle-school in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He has particular interest in developing and supporting teaching practices that motivate and enable students coming from disenfranchised populations.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: Lacinskif@mail.montclair.edu

Kirsten Lagatree headshotKirsten Lagatree

Adjunct Professor
BA History, California State University, Long Beach; MA Humanities, University of Chicago

Research/Interests: Prof. Lagatree is the best-selling author of six books, including Feng Shui, Arranging Your Home to Change Your Life, Sizzling Sex and Checklists For Life. She was a public radio news director and producer for over a decade and has reported for NPR, the Associated Press, CBS News and The Los Angeles Times, where she was also a columnist.  

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: lagatreek@mail.montclair.edu

Susan Lago

Adjunct Professor
MA English, William Paterson University

Research/Interests: Prof. Lago has taught college writing at William Paterson University, Montclair State University, Ramapo College, County College of Morris and Bergen Community College. Her short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in online and print literary venues such as Verbsap, Writer’s Post Literary Journal, Unlikely Stories, Scrivener's Pen Literary Journal, Five Star Literary Stories, The Linnet's Wing, The Blotter Magazine and Word Riot.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: lagos@mail.montclair.edu

Gerrie Logan headshotGerrie Logan

Lecturer
MA Comparative Literature, William Paterson University; MBA Business Administration, Husson University

Research/Interests: Prof. Logan, a full-time instructor at Montclair State University, has taught first year writing at William Paterson University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. She has also taught Effective Public Speaking and conducted workshops in Time Management and Goal Setting as well as Maximizing Performance Skills for companies such as T. J. Maxx, Walmart, and Price Waterhouse.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 433
Email: loganj@mail.montclair.edu

Joe Matar

BA Hofstra University; MA University of Leeds

Research/Interests: Prof. Matar is primarily interested in creative writing and travel. As such, he has spent a year in China teaching English Composition and some months contributing to the storyline of a video game for a company in England. He is always writing stories and music.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: matarj@mail.montclair.edu

Peggy McGlone McCrea

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Seton Hall University; MA English, Rutgers University; PhD English, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Research/Interests: Dr. McCrea is an award-winning reporter for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest daily newspaper, where she covers the news and business of the arts/entertainment industries.

Courses
Introduction to Writing

Dickson Hall 259
Email: mccream@mail.montclair.edu

Maria Montaperto

Assistant Professor
BA English, Kean University; MA American Literature, Montclair State University; PhD Composition and Rhetoric, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Research/Interests: Dr. Montaperto has tutored and taught composition for over ten years. Her scholarly interests focus on interesections between race theory and composition and rhetoric, particularly on how invisible white privilege manifests and functions as a form of racism in higher education. She has regularly presented at CCCC, the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference, and other miscellaneous local and national conferences. Her most recent avenue of research takes up issues related to disciplinary and institutional mis-implementation of organizational missions toward language equity within first year composition courses and in the professional development of teachers of writing. A short essay of hers, "What Are We Calling Equity These Days," was published as part of a CCCC web blog on diversity.

Courses
Introduction to Writing

Dickson Hall 433
Email: montapertom@mail.montclair.edu

Barbara J. Morris

Adjunct Professor
BA English, SUNY Stony Brook; MA Journalism, New York University

Research/Interests: Prof. Morris has presented at the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) annual conference on several occasions and her article on use of the personal interview as a teaching tool in English Composition was recently published in their quarterly journal.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: morrisb@mail.montclair.edu

Alison Nolan

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Minor in Business, Montclair State University; MA English, Concentration in Writing Studies, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Nolan is interested in digital literacy and the digital divide, writng through technology, teaching writing, business writing, creative writing, and British Literature: Romantic and Victorian eras.

Courses
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Studies

Dickson Hall 259
Email: nolana@mail.montclair.edu

Trina Chance O'Gorman

Adjunct Professor
BA English and Creative Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Park/Madison; MAT in Teaching English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. O'Gorman has been an adjunct instructor with the FYW Program since 2000. She has also taught English at East Orange High School. She has a particular interest in urban education and fostering literacy in boys. She writes freelance for magazines, including NJ Family Magazine, and blogs about parenting, family, and literacy for boys.

Courses
Introduction to Writing
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: chanceogormt@mail.montclair.edu

Carrie O'Dell

Adjunct Professor
BA Theatre, Rhodes College; MFA Dramaturgy and Certificate in Women's Studies, SUNY Stony Brook

Research/Interests: Carrie O'Dell has served as a dramaturg for Obie-award winning composer and director Elizabeth Swados as well as for Shalimar Productions and Young Playwrights, Inc. A monologue from her new play about competitive eating, Reversal of Fortune, was featured in the 2009 Walking the Wire Festival at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. In June 2010, her one-act play Gen Ed Requirements was selected for Strike 38's short play lab at the Producer's Club in New York City. In addition to her work at Montclair State University, she has taught theatre and writing courses at Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, and Marymount Manhattan College. She currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Writing Studies and Composition at Hofstra University and the Department of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts at Queensborough Community College.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Beginning Drama Workshop

Dickson Hall 259
Email: odellc@mail.montclair.edu

Gary Pankiewicz

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Montclair State University; MA English and MA Educational Supervision and Adminstration, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Pankiewicz is Supervisor of Language Arts for the South Orange/Maplewood School District. Current research interests include reading comprehension strategies, inquiry-based learning, and analytical thinking/writing. His experience as a writer includes local news reporting, local feature writing, and personal narratives on family and education.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: pankiewiczg@mail.montclair.edu

Tatum Petrich

Instructor
BA English, Ramapo College of NJ; MA English, Temple University

Research/Interests: Prof. Petrich, a half-time instructor at Montclair State University, has taught a range of First-Year Writing and English courses at Temple University, where she is currently a PhD Candidate. She has taught courses such as Dissent in America, Literacy and Society, and Survey of American Literature in addition to those in First-Year Writing, and she also tutored at Temple University's Writing Center for several years.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Creative Nonfiction

Dickson Hall 259
Email: petricht@mail.montclair.edu

Donna Phillips

Lecturer
BA English, Montclair State University; MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Phillips served as a Graduate Assistant for Montclair State's English Department and worked as a writing tutor at Montclair State University’s Writing Center. She also tutored ESL students in the Linguistics Department of Montclair State University.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 433
Email: phillipsd@mail.montclair.edu

Leslie Rapparlie

Lecturer

BA Techniques and Applications of Writing and Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College; MS Experiential Education, University of Minnesota-Mankato; MFA Fiction, Rutgers University-Camden

Research/Interests: Professor Rapparlie is a Lecturer at Montclair State University but has previously taught at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Camden campuses, as well as The College of New Jersey and William Paterson University. She is the author of Writing and Experiential Education: Practical Activities and Lesson Plans to Enrich Learning. Her short stories have appeared in The Evening Street Review, South Philly Fiction, and The Broken Plate, and she contributed an article in Teaching Adventure Education: Best Practices. Leslie has also co-authored four other texts on adventure sports.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Studies

Dickson Hall 444
Email: rapparliel@mail.montclair.edu

Jacqueline Regan

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Quinnipiac University; MA Education, Fairfield University; MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Regan worked for many years as a writer and editor for Pearson Education. She has taught middle school, high school, and college. She also teaches College Writing II and literature courses at Essex County College.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: reganj@mail.montclair.edu

Rick Reid headshotRick Reid

Assistant Professor
BA & MA English, University of Southern California; MA English & MFA Poetry, San Francisco State University; PhD Literature & Creative Writing, University of Southern California

Research/Interests: Interdisciplinary study of the interesection of experimental and avant-garde literatures with the social and cultural histories of technology and science. Dr. Reid has taught as an Assistant Professor at Baruch College in Manhattan and an Instructor at San Francisco State University and USC. He also works as a conceptual artist and writer.  Most recently, his book of poems, To Be Hung from the Ceiling by Strings of Varying Length, has been published by Akashic / Black Goat Books and an article, "Frequency," that connects the poetry of architect and multimedia artist Vito Acconci to cybernetic theory and Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, is forthcoming from Binghamton University's academic journal, Crossings.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, & Drama
Black Writers of the U.S.
Art of Poetry

Dickson Hall 136
Email: reidri@mail.montclair.edu

Joanna Robertazzi

Adjunct Professor
BA English and Politcal Science, University of Michigan; MA English, Rutgers University, Camden

Research/Interests: Prof. Robertazzi teaches Technical Writing and English Foundations at Essex County College. She has also taught Basic Skills Reading and Writing, Composition I and Composition II at Camden County College and Atlantic Cape Community College

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: robertazzij@mail.montclair.edu

Jennifer Russo

Instructor
BA and MA English, State University of New York at Buffalo; PhD Candidate, City University of New York Graduate Center

Research/Interests: Prof. Russo, a half-time instructor in the First-Year Writing Program, recently had an article on the clairvoyant poet Hannah Weiner published in the journal Wild Orchids and has another forthcoming in a book that is tentatively titled More of a Good Thing: Modern Long Poem and Lyric, 1963-2008. Her research interests include experimental poetry, political poetry, and women's literature.

Courses
College Writng I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: russoje@mail.montclair.edu

William Santos

Adjunct Professor
BA English, Montclair State University; MA English, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Santos earned both his degrees at Montclair State, concentrating on American Literature with an emphasis on Film Studies. He has taken film courses at New York University and studied American Literature at Kingston University in England. As a writer, Prof. Santos has licensed two original feature-length screenplays, has written a collection of short stories and film scripts and is a published spoken word poet. He is currently compiling fifteen years of his poetry into book form and is planning on pursuing an MFA in creative writing. At present, he also teaches composition at Essex County College.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: santosw@mail.montclair.edu

Christa Setteducati Verem

Lecturer
MA English, Seton Hall University; MFA Poetry Sarah Lawrence College

Research/Interests: Prof. Verem, a half-time instructor in the First-Year Writing Program, also teaches at Kean University and has worked in journalism and public relations.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: setteducatic@mail.montclair.edu

Sally Sevcik headshotSally Sevcik

Assistant Professor
BA Brown University; MA SUNY Stony Brook; PhD Rutgers University

Research/Interests: Dr. Sevcik, a full-time instructor in the First-Year Writing Program, is interested in twentieth and twenty-first century literatures in English especially poetry, feminist theory, writing and community, and teaching writing.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study

Dickson Hall 284
Email: sevciks@mail.montclair.edu

Fran Shultz headshotFran Shultz

Adjunct Professor
MA English, Montclair State University; MFA Theatre, Ohio University; BS Social Work, Ohio State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Shultz comes from a diverse educational and professional background. Fran has worked as a social worker, actress, and business professional in the telecommunications industry. Her main area of research is in American Literature, feminist writers. She has taught writing and communication skills in both the public and private sector. Fran also taught acting while a graduate student at Ohio University and for the Paper Mill Summer Conservatory. She is active in Community Theater and loves to travel.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Partridge Hall 417, x5255
Email: shultzf@mail.montclair.edu

Rochelle Sullivan headshotRochelle Sullivan

Assistant Professor
MA, PhD CUNY Graduate Center

Research/Interests: Dr. Sullivan, a half-time instructor at Montclair State University, was a tutor and an adjunct in English at La Guardia Community College (CUNY) for seven years and worked as an adjunct at Marymount College, New York City, and Baruch College for one year each. In 1995 she presented a paper at the MLA entitled “Wrestling with God: Emily Dickinson’s Modern Vision of Transcendence.” 

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
World Literature
Women Prose Writers

Dickson Hall 259
Email: sullivanr@mail.montclair.edu

Nancy Toomey

Adjunct Professor
BA Anthropology, Montclair State University; MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), Rutgers University, Newark

Research/Interests: Prof. Toomey had a long career in business marketing and communications earlier in life. She also worked as an educator at the Newark Museum (art, history, and science) and the Buehler Challenger Center (where she simulated missions to space). Between missions to Mars and the moon, in 2006 she published her first novel, From the Abuelas' Window, a story of the disappeared in 1970s Chile. Recently her story, "The Last Day," was published in Pilgrim: A Journal of Catholic Experience. Her ten-minute plays, Make Yourself at Home and Midway Island, 1944, were recently finalists in the first annual playwriting contest at Union County Community College where Make Yourself at Home won second prize. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories tentatively entitled Lions In the House.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Introduction to Fiction

Dickson Hall 259
Email: toomeyn@mail.montclair.edu

Sasha Troyan

Instructor
BA Philosophy, Barnard College; MA English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, New York University

Research/Interests: Prof. Troyan, a half-time instructor at Montclair State University, has published two novels, Angels in the Morning, in 2003 and The Forgotten Island, in 2004. The Forgotten Island has also been published in England, Germany, Australia, Holland, and New Zealand.  Her short story, "Hidden Works," appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by the poet Eleanor Wilner and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and chosen as one of the "Distinguished Short Stories" in the Best American Short Stories for 2010.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Contemporary American Fiction
Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Dickson Hall 259
Email: troyans@mail.montclair.edu

Julia Wagner headshotJulia Wagner

Lecturer
BA English, University of Cincinnati; MFA Poetry, CUNY- Brooklyn College; Certificate in Writing, Montclair State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Wagner, a full-tiime instructor in the First-Year Writing Program, taught previously at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Brooklyn College. She is a regular tutor in FDU’s Writing Center, is published in poetry journals such as Lungfull! and The Brooklyn Review, and has worked for design magazines such as Metropolis, Elle Décor, and Metropolitan Home for many years.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study
Art of Poetry

Dickson Hall 444
Email: wagnerj@mail.montclair.edu

Tony Paxton Williams

Instructor
BA English, City College of New York; MA English, Temple University; ABD Temple University

Research/Interests: Mr. Williams has taught and designed a variety of courses. These courses have ranged from freshman analytic reading and writing to the Modern Novel, the history of racial theory and discourse, and nineteenth century African American literature. He has also taugth at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY), has worked as a tutor at Temple University's Writing Center, and as an ACT/Compass instructor at Hostos Community College. His areas of specialization are the Long Nineteenth Century, Victorian literature, and nineteenth century racial discourse. He is currently at work on his disseration in which he analyzes the writings of nineteenth century black British subjects.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: williamsto@mail.montclair.edu

Dylan Winchock

Adjunct Professor
BA English and Psychology, Rutgers University; MA Literature, Arizona State University

Research/Interests: Prof. Winchock has taught several years of freshman composition at Binghamton University in New York, as well as Critical Theory at the Margins and Class Struggle in American Literature. Most recently, he has taught various levels of freshman composition and Intro to Humanties at Shaw University in North Carolina. He is currently completing his PhD at Binghamton University, where he is studying the revolutionary nature of borderlands that emerge in city spaces.

Courses
College Writing II: Writing & Literary Study

Dickson Hall 259
Email: winchockd@mail.montclair.edu

Susan Wright

Adjunct Professor

Research/Interests: Prof. Wright is also a specialist in online teaching and distance learning, finding that students are having a great time sharing ideas and developing their writing at a phenomenal rate as they rely on writing as their only means of communication.

Courses
College Writing I: Intellectual Prose

Dickson Hall 259
Email: wrights@mail.montclair.edu