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Jean Amato, Associate Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, University of New Hampshire; MA, PhD, University of Oregon
2013-14 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2015-16 FIT Faculty Excellence Award

Elizabeth Balla, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice; MA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Nurhayat Bilge, Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; MA, Central Michigan University; PhD, Arizona State University

Jeffrey Brewer, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BS, University of Oregon; MA, Portland State University; MFA, City College, City University of New York 

Katelyn Burton, Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BS, MA, Pittsburg State University; PhD, University of Rhode Island

Michael Carman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Columbia University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

Prudence M. Costa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Wellesley College; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University 

Jean De Niro, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Nathaniel Hawthorne College; MA, New York University; Certificate, New York University

Donald Dubuisson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

Theodore Folke, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, Dramatiska Institutet, Stockholm; MA, Institute of Literary Science, University of Lund

Glenda Frank, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; PhD, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Sara Freeman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, Columbia University 

Asli Gokhan, Professor, English and Communication Studies
MA, University of Akron; PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Mark Golubow, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MA, New York University

Regan Good, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, University of Iowa

Leigh Harbin, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MA, University of Illinois, Urbana

George Hicks, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Harvard University

Michael Hyde, Professor,English and Communication Studies
BA, University of Pennsylvania; MFA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University
2013-14 FIT Faculty Excellence Award
2004-05 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Patricia Iacobazzo, Adjunct Assistant Professor,English and Communication Studies
BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, Long Island University

Barbara L. Janoff, Associate Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, PhD, Columbia University

Michael Johnson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, Yale University 

Patrick Knisley, Associate Professor, English and Communication Studies; Acting Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
AB, Harvard College; MA, PhD, University of Colorado

Jonathan Kravetz, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
MA, New York University

Darra Landman, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies 
BA, University of California at Los Angeles; MA, University of California at Irvine 

Amy Lemmon, Professor and Chair, English and Communication Studies
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University; MA, PhD, University of Cincinnati
2004–05 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2014–15 FIT Faculty Excellence Award

Anne Elizabeth Lindsey, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
PhD, Purdue University 

Monica McClure, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
BA, DePauw University; MFA, New York University

Vicki Moss, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
BA, The City College of New York, City University of New York; MA, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York; UAPC, MA, Colorado State University at Fort Collins

Alexander Moudrov, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; PhD, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Richie Narvaez, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Stony Brook, State University of New York

Marie Nasta, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
MFA, University of Iowa

Katherine Payne, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Brigham Young University; MFA, Columbia University

Matthew Petrunia, Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson of the Department, English and Communication Studies
BA, Youngstown State University; MA, Colorado State University; PhD, University of New Mexico
2018 FIT President's Award for Faculty Excellence in Civility
2014-15 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 FIT Faculty Excellence Award

Gilbert Schaye, Professor, English and Communication Studies
BSS, The City College, City University of New York; MA, New York University

Apollinaire Scherr, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MPhil, Cornell University 

Susan Sermoneta, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Columbia University; MA, University of Virginia

David Siff, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Bard College; MA, PhD, New York University

Valerie Small, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
AAS, BS, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

Melissa Tombro, Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012-13 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2018-19 FIT Faculty Excellence Award 

Katherine Varnes, Adjunct Instructor, English and Communication Studies
BA, University of California at Santa Barbara; MA, San Francisco State University; PhD, University of Delaware undergraduate

Jerilyn Zulli, Adjunct Associate Professor, English and Communication Studies
BA, William and Mary College; MA, Adelphi University; PhD, George Washington University
2015-16 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

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