English Faculty

    Ellen E. Dolgin

    Professor of English, Coordinator of the English Program, Coordinator of Gender Studies minor

    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

    Ellen Dolgin has been teaching and developing courses at the college level for more than 30 years.  Her love of interdisciplinary/intercultural teaching and learning developed from her double major in English and Speech Arts as an undergraduate.  Frequently, her literature courses feature the arts of the eras surrounding the readings, and she encourages her students to incorporate this multi-disciplinary vision into their oral presentations and written assignments.

    As a teacher/scholar, she enjoys her involvement with professional organizations; through these, she has established friendships as well as professional collaborations.  Sharing these experiences with her students is paramount.  Her areas of research and conference presentations include modern drama, with particular emphasis on the early 20th century, and contemporary multicultural women writers across genres.

    With family and friends, she loves to attend plays, visit museums, and enjoy food and conversation at home and at restaurants, picnic areas, and other people’s homes.

    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

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        Kathleen Hickey

        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.

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            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

                Associate 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

                    Associate 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.

                        Elena Murphy

                        Administrative Assistant

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