English Faculty

    Kathleen Hickey

    Associate Professor of English

    Phone: (845) 848-4009
    Email: kathleen.hickey@dc.edu
    Office: Casey Hall 19

    B.A. – Queens College, CUNY
    M.S. – Queens College, CUNY
    Ed.D. – Teachers College, Columbia University

    As an educator for over 30 years, Professor Hickey has taught a variety of students, ranging from traditional aged students to returning adult students. Her research interests include reading and writing with special emphasis on “remedial” work at the college level. Additional research interests span the gamut from at-risk students to multicultural aspects of literature. She is a member of NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English, the NYCLA—New York College Learning Association and NADE—the National Association of Developmental Educators. For the past three years she has participated in the NCTE Day of Writing, submitting poetry for their National Day of Writing.

    Recent presentations include:

    • National Association of Developmental Education : “Working With Marginalized Students—Uncovering Some Assumptions”
    • 38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention “Lovely, Lilting Voices: Contemporary Irish Women Poets’ Environs”

    Her outside interests include traveling, attending plays, reading, listening to all types of music, and generally being active.


        Ann Beutel

        Administrative Assistant

        Phone: (845) 848-4006
        Email: ann.beutel@dc.edu
        Office: Administrative Assistant

            Ellen E. Dolgin

            Professor of English Coordinator, English Program Co-coordinator, Gender Studies

            Phone: (845) 848-4008
            Email: ellen.dolgin@dc.edu
            Office: Casey Hall English Annex

            B.S. – Syracuse Univ.
            M.A. – George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University
            Ph.D. – NYU

            Areas of Interest/Research: Multicultural American literature; contemporary women’s fiction; modern drama and poetry.

            Selected Publications and Presentations:

            • Modernizing Joan of Arc: Concepts, Costumes & Canonization (McFarland & Co., 2008)
            • AAUW (American Association of University Women) : Modernizing Joan of Arc: Joan As Social Everywoman (2008)
            • Several NEMA (Northeast Modern Language Assoc.) presentations, including:
            • Tom Stoppard & TS Eliot: Classical Echoes; Toni Morrison’s Beloved; Julia Alvarez’ fiction and
            • poetry.
            • Chair & Presenter: “Ghosts in the Looking Glass: The Women We Carry”
            • Forthcoming: Chair & Presenter: “In Word or Deed: Global Women’s Unauthorized Modes of Communication”

            Several SAMLA (Southatlantic Modern Language Association) presentations, including:

            • “Reading and Writing Eye to Eye: Gender Coding Via Visual Literacy and/or Textual Explication in the Age of the Image”
            • Balancing Teaching and Scholarship panel: “All Things to All People: The Small College Experience”

                James Reitter

                Assistant Professor of English

                Phone: (845) 848-4014
                Email: james.reitter@dc.edu
                Office: Casey Hall 19

                B.A. – SUNY Oswego
                M.F.A. – CUNY Brooklyn
                Ph.D. – University of Louisiana Lafayette

                Professor Reitter has published articles and/or chapters on Charles Dickens, Civil War poets, human/animal interaction and symbolism, and zombies in film. In addition, he as recently published poems in Verse Wisconsin, Tree Killer Ink, Nefarious Ballerina, and Breadcrumb Scabs.

                    Robert Stauffer

                    Assistant Professor of English

                    Phone: (845) 848-4105
                    Email: robert.stauffer@dc.edu
                    Office: Casey Hall 19

                    B.A. – New York University (English)
                    M.A. – Brooklyn College (English Education)
                    Ph.D. – Arizona State University (Medieval Literature)

                    Robert Stauffer began working at Dominican College in 2012. His research and teaching interests are in medieval and Renaissance literature, postcolonial studies, science fiction and fantasy literature, and early 20th century writers. He is currently working on editing and writing for a volume for Brill Publishing entitled A Marguerite Porete Companion focusing on Marguerite Porete, a thirteenth-fourteenth century beguine, and her book The Mirror of Simple Souls. His publications include fantasy short stories and baseball biography. He has given several papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

                        Tanya Radford

                        Assistant Professor of English

                        Phone: (845) 848-4044
                        Email: tanya.radford@dc.edu
                        Office: Casey Hall 19

                        B.A. – English: University of Utah
                        M.A. – English: University of Utah
                        Ph.D – English: City University of New York – Graduate Center

                        Tanya Radford was born and raised in Utah, which bears little importance beyond explaining her Western sensibility and impatience with dogma. She completed a BA and MA in English at the University of Utah. In 2006, she completed a PhD in English with a specialization in 18th century British literature at the City University of New York – Graduate Center. Her dissertation, entitled Visible Effects: Narrative Spectacle and Affective Response in the Late 18th-Century Novel, examines the role of looking and feeling in sentimental, gothic, and pornographic narratives. Her essay “Seeing Feeling and Frustrating Reading in Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey” appears in the collection Word and Image in the Eighteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

                        Professor Radford’s interests include quilting, fishing, and decorating pysanky (or Ukrainian Easter eggs). She lives in Manhattan with her partner, Prof. Craig Bernardini, and their two cats, Emma Peel and Cato.