FDU School of the Humanities Faculty

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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

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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

ssk2Steven S. Kapica, Ph.D.
Lecturer of English
Ph.D., Northeastern University
M.A., B.A., Appalachian State University
Teaching and research interests: contemporary and visual rhetoric, new media and multimodal composition; gender and cultural studies; popular culture, science fiction, and law


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           201-692-2275

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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

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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

James Gifford
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
William G. Zimmerle
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
ScorzaJason Scorza, Ph.D., 
Princeton University
Vice Provost for Global Learning and Professor of Philosophy and Political Science 
Phone Number:  (201) 692-2765
E-mail: jason_scorza@fdu.edu
Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics and Public Affairs, American Philosophy

Antonio Velásquez, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Waterloo; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Toronto 
Email: velasqu@fdu.edu
Specialties: 20th Century Spanish & Latin American prose.
Areas of Interest: Language Teaching through Technology; Transatlantic, Inter-American Literary Studies; Translation Studies


Zhanna Buzharsky
M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
Teaching and research interests: French, Russian, linguistics, and anthropology
Catherine Dalal
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
Stephanie Honchell, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, online courses
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Teaching interests: Islamic, African, Central Asian, South Asian, and world history; cultural history
Laurence E. 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
Ruby Yao
M.P.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Rutgers University
Teaching and research interests: Chinese language