English Faculty

    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

        Roles in Professional Organizations:
        Past President, Northeast Modern Lang. Assn. (NeMLA)
        Vice-President, International Shaw Society (ISS) www.shawsociety.org
        Board Member, Comparative Drama Conference

        Areas of Interest/Research:
        Multicultural American literature
        Contemporary women’s fiction
        Modern drama and poetry

        See Dr. Ellen Dolgin’s Publications and Presentations >

            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.

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

            See Professor Hickey’s Presentations >

                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

                Dr. Tanya A. Radford completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature at the University of Utah and a PhD in English literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Her field of specialization is Eighteenth Century studies, with particular interest in British and American literature of this period.  Her research interests also extend to the representation of visual experience in literature and the representation of reading as a magical act in children’s literature.

                    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.

                    Areas of Interest/Research:  Folklore, Mythology, 19th Century Literature, Film, Nature Literature and Poetry.


                        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.