Faculty / Staff
Sundeep Bisla, Assistant Professor (tenured) of English, specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature.
Having published a book-length investigation into Wilkie Collins's difficulties with the iterability of the word, Bisla is currently writing "A Visual Primer for Deconstruction." He also has a project underway entitled "Dipped in Inc.: Incorporating the Author in 18th-Century England" in which he looks into the destabilizing effects of uncontrolled repetition on a few English literary and legal contexts. He is currently writing essays on Pope, Percy Shelley, Emily Bronte, Stoker, Marx, Conrad, and Woolf, and a novel in his free time.
Linglan Cao graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University. She teaches composition and literature reading and writing courses. She also serves as York College's Chief Reader for CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW). An active member of TESOL, she is interested and experienced in helping the non-native speakers succeed in English reading and writing.
Matthew Corcoran has taught a wide range of courses at York, including Writing 300, English 125 and English 200. He has also taught Philosophy 101 and Ancient Greek I and II. Prior to becoming a lecturer in English, he taught for six years in the Language Immersion Program, York’s gateway program for ESL students.
His graduate studies are in the Classics, with a specialization in Greek. He is currently at work on a dissertation on Homeric epic poetry.
Jonathan Hall completed his Ph.D in American literature and his M.F.A. in fiction writing at Cornell University. His current research interests focus on college writing studies, including plagiarism prevention, writing program administration, the teaching of college writing to multilingual learners, and the relation between freshman composition and upper-level writing in the disciplines (Writing Across the Curriculum).
Cynthia R. Haller, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair of English, holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to teaching writing courses at York College, she has served as Writing Center Coordinator, Writing Program Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) Coordinator, and Acting Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Haller's research interests include rhetorical invention, college students' development of academic literacies, and agricultural/environmental rhetoric.
William J. Hughes is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department’s Journalism Program hired in the Fall of 2007 to assist with the start-up of York College’s four-year B.A. degree program in journalism. During a nearly ten-year career as an investigative reporter covering crime and corruption in municipal governments and police departments in Westchester and Passaic Counties, Professor Hughes also taught journalism courses at night at Kingsborough College and Brooklyn College, both alma maters.
During his career as a full-time professional reporter he won numerous awards for exposing fraud, waste and corruption. In 2010 he won an award from The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for an article about a man who has served 22 years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit. He is currently working on a book about wrongful convictions.
Kelly Baker Josephs, Associate Professor of English, specializes in World Anglophone Literature with an emphasis on Caribbean Literature. She teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Literatures of the African Diaspora, and Gender Studies. Her book Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (U of Virginia P, 2013), considers the ubiquity of madmen and madwomen in Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1980.
Professor Josephs serves as Editor for sx salon: a small axe literary platform (www.smallaxe.net/sxsalon).
Phebe Kirkham teaches Writing 301, Writing 303, English 125, and English 200. In her courses, she places an emphasis on helping students learn to revise and develop their work. She has a particular interest in teaching students how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. As co-editor of The York Scholar, she works closely with student writers to hone and polish their work.
Glenn Lewis is the Director of Journalism at York College and teaches Feature Writing and Narrative Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is a veteran magazine, newspaper and book journalist - with some work in television and radio. He was co-founder and Creative Director for Book Smart, Inc. - a book production company working with major publishers. He has published non-fiction and fiction with major book publishers. He is currently an on-air Journalism and Media expert for Fox TV-News -- and Fox Online and Radio. He was the Editor, and sole writer, of the Key Documents Volume of the Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Publications. The encyclopedia won the Dartmouth Medal (Honorable Mention) as one of the three most prestigious reference publications of 2009.
Daniel McGee is Associate Professor of English. He teaches literature courses in the Department, and serves as the Department's Academic Integrity Officer. In 2004-05, he coordinated the English Department's Academic Program Review, a periodic review undertaken in compliance with accreditation procedures for Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Patricia Milanes teaches General Education and elective courses that range from Medieval and Renaissance to Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century American literature. She has also taught Humanities 101 and often teaches Introduction to Literary Studies. She has served as the English Department's General Education Coordinator and Assistant Deputy Chair. Along with having participated on several search committees, she is currently a member of the Department's Assessment Committee
Her Master’s essay, entitled "Edmund Spenser’s Virgin Queens: Marian Iconography in 'Book I' of The Faerie Queene," explores issues of female agency in the Early Modern Era. She is currently writing a dissertation that examines representations of illness among African Americans as consumers and providers of medicine in Harlem Renaissance literature.
Dr. Namphy has held teaching positions at Princeton University and at Rutgers University. At York College, he teaches courses on African American and Native American literature, art, and music, and constantly encourages his students to explore the connections between our cultural practices and our struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and dignity.
Jim Papa received his Ph.D. in English from The State University of New York at Stonybrook. His primary academic interests are American literature, nature and environmental writing, and ecocriticism. He has published poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and feature journalism, as well as critical essays on Edward Abbey, Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Annie Dillard. Professor Papa teaches creative writing.
Theresa Rooney is Associate Professor of English. Professor Rooney teaches English 125 (Introduction to College Writing) and English 270 (Essentials of English Grammar), among other courses at the College.
She represents the English Department in the College Senate, and is the former Director of the York College Writing Center.
Alms, Anthony, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Banks, Danis, Adjunct Lecturer
Barnat, Dara, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bennett, George, Adjunct
Blickley, Mark, Adjunct
Cacciutto, Franklin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cao, Vivien, Adjunct Lecturer
Cohen, Adam, Adjunct Lecturer
Cope, LaForrest, Adjunct
Delahousse, Sarah, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dissinger, Daniel, Adjunct Lecturer
Donohue, Kathryn, Adjunct Lecturer
Dotterman, Angela, Adjunct Lecturer
Dubuisson, Donald, Adjunct
Fowley, Katherine, Adjunct Lecturer
Frank, Shirley, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gairola, Rahul, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Glenn, Jo-Ann, Adjunct Lecturer
Hamm, Christine, Adjunct Lecturer
Harris, Bonnie, Adjunct Lecturer
Heath, Nigel, Adjunct Lecturer
Henry, Amina, Adjunct Lecturer
Hodgkins, John, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hussain , Aneesa, Adjunct
Kottner, Ann, Adjunct Lecturer
Lacey, Alice, Adjunct
Lane, Roseanna, Adjunct Lecturer
Leimsider, Naomi , Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lotto, Myra, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lucia, Brent, Adjunct Lecturer
Mendelsohn, Eric, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Miller, Michael, Adjunct Lecturer
Oliver, Connie, Adjunct Lecturer
Ralph, Aubria, Adjunct Lecturer
Richie, James, Adjunct Lecturer
Rivera, Rebecca, Adjunct Lecturer
Ryst, Sonja, Adjunct Lecturer
Schauer, Jordan, Adjunct Lecturer
Scheiwe, Richard, Adjunct Lecturer
Smith, Rabiyya, Adjunct Lecturer
Suso, Margarita, Adjunct Lecturer
Tilley, Brigitte, Adjunct Lecturer
White, Sybil, Adjunct Lecturer
Willis, Karen, Adjunct Lecturer
Winslow, DeShawn, Adjunct Lecturer
Winson, Alan, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Yearous-Algozin, Joseph, Adjunct Lecturer