Faculty in the Department of English combine a commitment to teaching with a commitment to research. As reflected in course offerings, scholarly interests span literary periods and genres in English and American literature. Faculty regularly publish books and articles in their fields of specialization, serve in professional organizations, and deliver papers at academic conferences at home and abroad. The Department of English holds institutional membership in the MLA; individual faculty members belong to professional societies appropriate to their specializations and research interests; they attend and conduct departmental workshops related to teaching approaches and literary issues. Their scholarship enlivens academic programs and brings intellectual energy to the classroom.
Faculty also publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama. The department includes professional authors in creative writing: nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. They give readings of their works, teach undergraduate sections, advise students, and conduct workshops in creative writing.
Thirty-eight full-time and forty or more part-time faculty members serve in the Department of English, the largest academic department at Central Connecticut State University.
Department phone 860/832-2740
Darlene Gable, B.A., Secretary II
Careen Waterman, B.A., Administrative Support Coordinator
(Dates in parentheses indicate arrival at CCSU)
Lee Einhorn, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 2013 (2013).
Developmental Writing, Curriculum Design, University Administration, English Language Poetry, Aesthetics, Popular Music
Phone: (860) 832-2740
Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America, 1992 (1992).
Early American Literature, Classical Literature, Latin Language, American Popular Culture
Phone: (860) 832-2759
Helen Koulidobrova, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, 2012 (2012).
Syntax and Semantics of Sign Languages, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism
Phone: (860) 832-2790
Leyla Zidani-Eroglu, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997 (1997).
Theoretical and Comparative Syntax, Turkish Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Phone: (860) 832-2771
Crystal Akers, Ph.D.
Ruth Anne Baumgartner
Kim Dorfman, M.F.A.
Western Connecticut State University, 2008 (2002).
Meghan Evans, M.F.A.
Sarah Lawrence College, 2009 (2011).
Linda Foster, M.A.
School for International Training, 1993 (1997).
Adam Golaski, M.F.A.
University of Montana
Megan Hatfield, M.F.A.
Boston University, 2008 (2011).
Jane Hikel, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 1995 (1995).
Brittany Hirth, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2008 (2008).
Kelly Jarvis, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2002 (2001).
Margaret Johansson, Ph.D.
Columbia University, 2006 (2010).
Michael Krozel, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2003 (2003).
Mark Leder, Ph.D.
Yale University, 1977 (2006).
David May, M.A.
Kean University of New Jersey, 1974 (1997).
Barbara McCleary, M.Ed.
Boston University, 1975 (1979).
Susan McGuire, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2003 (1998).
Michail Mulvey, M.F.A.
Southern Connecticut State University, 2011 (2003).
Susan Piqueira, M.S.
Central Connecitcut State University, 1994 (1999).
Kara Russell, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Samantha Seamans, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2009 (2010).
Maureen Shannon-Bowers, M.S.
Eastern Connecticut State University
Cheryl Simkins, B.S.
Central Connecticut State University, 1995 (1998).
Dorothy Sterpka, M.S., M.S.W.
Central Connecticut State University, 1972, 1999 (2008).
Christine Sullivan, J.D.
University of Connecticut, 1990.
Leslie Taylor McGrath, M.F.A.
Bennington College, 2005 (2009).