Faculty / Staff
Sundeep Bisla, Associate Professor of English, specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Literary Theory.
My latest book, “Wilkie Collins and Copyright,” was published in 2013. It investigates Collins's difficulties with the iterability of the word. I am currently working on several projects: 1) a law and literature study entitled "Dipped in Inc.: Incorporating the Author in 18th-Century England"; 2) a literary theory book provisionally labeled "A Visual Primer for Deconstruction"; 3) a book on the pun and linguistic representation; and 4) a critique of Marx’s Kapital. I am also currently writing essays on Percy Shelley, Stoker, Conrad, and Woolf, and enjoy writing fiction in my spare 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.
Originally from Wisconsin, Professor Cline is an activist with a passion for justice. She has been the Chapter Chair of the Faculty/Professional Staff Union, the PSC, since 2002 and Coordinator of the Cultural Diversity Program since 2008. She is a founding member of CURE (Caucasions United for [Black] Reparations and Emancipation). She is also proud to be a York College student of music. She plays alto sax with the York College Big Band and has played at the University of the Streets in the East Village, among other places. In addition, she enjoys skiing, roller blading, and boogie boarding.
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 2015 his reporting work on the wrongful conviction of Johnny Hincapie led to a New York State Supreme court judge's overturning the conviction and ordering a new trial.
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 was a member of the founding Curriculum Committee for 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.
Abbott, Jillian, Adjunct Lecturer
Adkins, Jason, Adjunct Lecturer
Alms, Anthony, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Austin, Nathan, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bennett, George, Adjunct Lecturer
Bhehaspat, Ashley, Adjunct Lecturer
Blickley, Mark, Adjunct Lecturer
Cacciutto, Franklin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cao, Vivien, Adjunct Lecturer
Coleman, Patricia, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cope, Laforrest, Adjunct Lecturer
Delahousse, Sarah, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dolabaille, Damon, Adjunct Lecturer
Dubuisson, Donald, Adjunct Lecturer
Escobar, Joshua, Adjunct Lecturer
Fitzsimmons, Kelly, Adjunct Lecturer
Frank, Shirley, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Glenn, Jo-Ann, Adjunct Lecturer
Grayson, Phillip, Adjunct Lecturer
Heath, Nigel, Adjunct Lecturer
Hodgkins, John, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kroik, Polina, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lacey, Alice, Adjunct Lecturer
Lotto, Myra, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lucia, Brent, Adjunct Lecturer
Mazzara, Brian, Adjunct Lecturer
McIntosh, Rachael, Adjunct Lecturer
Mendelsohn, Eric, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Meric, Alexandra, Adjunct Lecturer
Oliver, Connie, Adjunct Lecturer
Ralph, Aubria, Adjunct Lecturer
Richie, James, Adjunct Lecturer
Ryst, Sonja, Adjunct Lecturer
Sookdeo, Faria, Adjunct Lecturer
St John, Oliver, Adjunct Lecturer
Urbanski, Adrienne, Adjunct Lecturer
White, Sybil, Adjunct Lecturer
Willis, Karen, Adjunct Lecturer
Winson, Alan, Adjunct Assistant Professor