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Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy - Faculty

Peter Benson, Professor of English/Literature; Department Chair
Ph.D., State University of NewYork, Stony Brook
Specialties: American literature, African literature, world literature

Patricia Bazan-Figueras, Professor of Spanish/Literature
Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Spanish and Latin American literatures and culture

Silvia Belen-Ramos, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires)
Specialties: Latin American literature and culture

Matthieu Boyd, Assistant Professor of English/Literature
Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialities: ancient and medieval literature; multilingual British and Irish literature; oral tradition; history of English; Celtic languages; French; College Writing.

Rebecca Chace, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
M.F.A., Bennington College
Specialties:  Creative nonfiction, fiction, and dramatic writing

Laureano Corces, Associate Professor of Spanish/Literature
Ph.D., New York University
Specialties: Spanish literature and culture; modern Spanish drama

David Daniel, Associate Professor of English, Creatve Writing; Director, B.A. in Creative Writing
M.F.A., University of Virginia
Specialties: poetry writing, poetry studies

M. Kathryn Douglas, Senior Lecturer, Director of College Writing
M.A., William Paterson University
Specialties: composition, children's literature, Milton

Drew Fader, Senior Lecturer in College Writing
M.F.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Specialties: expository writing, fiction writing

Nandita Ghosh, Associate Professor of English/Literature
Ph.D., Fordham University
Specialties: postcolonial fiction and theory, poststructuralist discourse, culture studies, contemporary world literature, 19th and 20th century British literature, studies in narratives, environment, development, and modernity

David Grand, Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing
M.F.A., New York University
Specialities: fiction writing; reading like a writer

James Kuehl, Professor of Philosophy; Director, University Core
Degree: Ph.D., Northwestern University
Specialties: phenomenology, ethics, modern philosophy

Odysseus Makridis, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Specialties: ancient and modern philosophy, political philosophy, law and justice

Gloria Pastorino, Associate Professor of Italian and French/Literature
Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialties: Italian literature and culture, modern and contemporary European drama, French language and literature, comparative literature

JR Pinto, Lecturer in College Writing
M.F.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
Specialties: college writing, travel writing

Bethany Rabinowitz, Lecturer in College Writing
M.A., SUNY-Albany
Specialties: composition, reading, developmental writing 

Lynn Reid, Lecturer in College Writing
M.A., City College of New York (CUNY)
Specialties: basic writing, composition and rhetoric, digital literacies, multimodal composition, adult learning theory, TESOL

Marilyn Rye, Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Specialties: writing, native American writers, detective fiction, women writers, modernism

Kenneth Sammond, Senior Lecturer in College Writing 
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Specialities: composition, research, rhetoric, mythology, classical literature

René Steinke, Professor of English, Creative Writing; Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Specialties: fiction writing, contemporary literature

Geoffrey Weinman, Professor of English/Literature; Dean, Becton College
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
Specialties: American literature, American drama