FDU School of the Humanities Faculty
Janet Boyd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A, Columbia University
B. A. Rutgers University
Teaching and research interests: academic writing and pedagogy; Modernism; and American literature
James Gifford, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada
M.A., California State University
Post-Baccalaureate, Simon Fraser University
B.A., English, Simon Fraser University
Dipl., Music, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Teaching and research interests: American, British, Canadian, and Irish literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; postcolonial literature; travel literature; critical theory; cultural studies; digital humanities; music; and popular culture
Francis Ingledew, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Ph.D., M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Dip. Ed., University of the West Indies
B.A., Reading University, England
Teaching and research interests: Medieval literature and historiography; Caribbean literature; and interdisciplinary teaching
Martha B. Pitts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.A., George Mason University
A.B., Princeton University
Teaching and research interests: U.S. life writing, 19th-century African American literature; 19th and 20th century American literature; feminist theory
Chris Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Teaching and research interests: United States cultural and intellectual history; history of American culture; popular culture; and technology
Jason Scorza, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Global Learning and Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics and Public Affairs, American Philosophy
Carrie Shanafelt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., City University of New York
M.A., B.A., Case Western Reserve University
Teaching and research interests: 18th century British and global literature; aesthetics; ethics; rhetoric; and sexuality
Antonio Velásquez, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Waterloo
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Specialties: 20th Century Spanish & Latin American prose.
Areas of Interest: Language Teaching through Technology; Transatlantic, Inter-American Literary Studies; Translation Studies
Julia Wagner, M.F.A.
Senior Lecturer of English
M.F.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York
B.A., University of Cincinnati
Teaching and research interests: academic writing, creative writing, and poetry
Laurence Winters, Ph.D.
The New School University
M.A. McGill University, Canada
B.A., Boston University
Teaching and research interests: continental philosophy; philosophy of social and natural sciences; logic; and interdisciplinary studies
William G. Zimmerle, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.Div., Harvard University
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaching and research interests: religion and philosophy; morality and ethics; Christianity and Islam; Middle East studies; technology and globalization; anthropology and cultural heritage; museum studies; intellectual property
M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
Teaching and research interests: French, Russian, linguistics, and anthropology
M.A., Montclair State University
B.A., William Paterson University
B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey
Teaching and research interests: French language and the Middle Ages in France
Adjunct Instructor, online courses
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Teaching interests: Islamic, African, Central Asian, South Asian, and world history; cultural history
M.P.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Rutgers University
Teaching and research interests: Chinese language