Recent Ph.D. Alumni

Below is a listing of recent Department of English Ph.D. Alumni, their Dissertation Title, and Current Employment.

Name
Degree & Year
Dissertation
Title
Current Employment
Aidan Thompson
PhD 2013 
World and Word or Word and
World
 
Jonas Casey-Williams
PhD 2013
Literary Know-How:
Restructuring Creative Writing
and Literary Studies
 
Dana Balejko
PhD 2013 
"The Multiplied Body:
Romanticism's Imaginary
Subject" 
 
Sabine Seiler
PhD 2013
Oscillations of Romantic Irony:
Percy B. Shelley's Defence of
Poetry
andFriedrich Schlegel's
Model of Understanding 
 
Anna Eyre
PhD 2013
Trans-Relational Poetics and
Outsider American Modernist
and Post-Modernist Poetry 
 
Peter Monaco
PhD 2012             
"Last Scientists of the Whole":
The Poetics and Politics of Deep
Image.
 
Cheol-U Jang
PhD 2012

American Modern Aphonic
"Virtuality" beyond Western
Metaphysics: Eliot, Stevens,
Hughes, and Bishop

 
Angela Pneuman
PhD 2012
 Mysterious Ways:  A Novel  

Lucas Hardy
PhD 2012 

Theologies of Pain in American
Puritanism:  the Human Body and
Spiritual conversion from Anne
Bradstreet to Jonathan Edward

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the English Dept. at Youngstown
State University in Ohio.

Joon Yoon
PhD 2012

A Genealogy of Gaze and Voice in Godwin, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Allison Craig
PhD 2012
ONLY A GIRL LIKE THIS CAN KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED TO YOU": TRAUMATIC SUBJECTS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN NARRATIVES. UAlbany
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Lecturer
Iuliu Ratiu
PhD 2012
Laying Out Land: Land Surveying and Space Configurations in Henry D. Thoreau's Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, The Journal, and "Walking" Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow from the Wiring and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, located in Atlanta, GA.
HeeWon Kang
PhD 2012
The Ethical Relation in Wordsworth and Lacan
Scott O'Callaghan
PhD 2011
Response in Real Time: Bringing Context to a Semester's Responses to Student Writing Columbus State Community College (Ohio
Alisa Scapatici
PhD 2011
Beyond Digamy; Mary Elizabeth Raddon's Attempts to Challenge and Change Expectations of the Middle Class Victorian Woman The Academies, Albany, NY
English Teacher and Dept. Chair
Bethany Clerico
PhD 2011
Caribbean Hauntings and Transnational Regionalism in Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century American Literature UAlbany
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Lecturer
Katsuya Izumi
PhD 2011
Speaking through Self-Effacement: The Sermonic Influence in Melville, Dickinson, and Thoreau UAlbany, Albany, NY
Adjunct Professor
Jennifer Marlow
PhD 2011
Landmark Pedagogies Meet New Media Practices College of St. Rose
Assistant Professor
Mi-Jeong Kim
PhD 2011
"Delta Woman with Faulkner and Hitchcock"
Naoko Selland
PhD 2011
PHOTOSYNTHESIZER A NOVEL And Critical Essay
Bonghee Oh
PhD 2010
Homelessness and Stranger-ness as Critical Potentialities in Early British Novels
Carolyn Skebe
PhD 2010
Spaces of Risk: the Modern Long Poem Revisited UAlbany, Albany, NY
Adjunct Professor
Richard J. Bower
PhD 2010
Recovering Brande: Freewriting and Sustainable (Procedural) Expression Cayuga County CC, Auburn, NY
Professor
Charmaine Cadeau
PhD 2010
"Silent Letters: Directions in Late Twentieth Century New Lyric Poetry." High Point University, NC
Assistant Professor
Michael Jonik
PhD 2009
A Natural History of the Mind: Edwards, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville Lecturer
University of Sussex (UK)
Ronald Nesbitt
PhD 2009
The Femme Fatale and Male Anxiety in the 20th Century American Literature, "Hard-Boiled" Crime Fiction, and Film Noir Adelphi College's University College for Working Adults
Robert Michael Ficociello
PhD 2009
"The Cultural and Literary Discourse of War in 20th Century America University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE
Assistant Professor
Randall Horton
PhD 2009
Cultural Memory and the Black Radical Tradition: Distraction in the Monin University of New Haven
Assistant Professor
Matthew Pangborn
PhD 2009
Specular Subjects: Technologies of Vision in the Transatlantic Novel, 1719-1850 Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA
Assistant Professor
Shari P. Goldberg
PhD 2009
Quiet Testmony: the Ethical Impulse of Silence in Emerson, Douglass, Melville and James University of Texas, Dallas
Assistant Professor
Alexander Chirila
PhD 2009
Manifast Individuation: Archetypal Progressions in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian Thomas Nelson CC & Christopher Newport CC
Adjunct Professor
Kelly Secovnie
PhD 2009
Translating the Transatlantic: West African Literary Approaches to African American Identify Borough of Manhattan CC
Assistant Professor
Samuel Truitt
PhD 2008
Street Mete: A Work in Vertical Elegies
Susan Kayorie
PhD 2008
"I love Henry,…but I cannot like him": Thoreau among His Contemporaries Hudson Valley CC
Adjunct Faculty
Steven Hymowech
PhD 2008
A Transcendental Trace: The Impersonal Poet and the American Novel. Fulton-Montgomery CC
Assistant Professor
Rita Mignacca
PhD 2008
The United States of Italian America: Searching For the Italian Writer Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Lecturer
Robert Wilkie III
PhD 2008
Capital Networks: Culture and Class in the Digital Age University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Assistant Professor
Shirlee Dufort
PhD 2008
Haiku Evolutions and a Fresh Rationale for Creating Collaboration, Connection, and Community in the College Classroom Fulton-Montgomery CC
Dean of Arts & Sciences
Menoukha Case
PhD 2007
Ori and the Ethical Subject: Pro Indigenous Readings of African Diaspora Literature in Yoruba Empire State College
Academic Area Coordinator, History and Culture
Center for Distance Learning
Edward C. Fristrom
PhD 2007
The Turbulence of the Living: Complexity Theory and the Writing Classroom Drexel University
Assistant Professor
Kelly A. Moore
PhD 2007
The Crosscurrents of Culture in the Dialogic Pairing of Henry James: What Maisie Knew with Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories and of Henry David Throureau's Walden with Susan Fenimore Cooper's Rural Hours Award Winning Teacher at Niskayuna High School
David Parry
PhD 2007
Reading Without Rest: Negotiating the (Hyper-)Literary in the Age of the Digital University of Texas, Dallas
Assistant Professor
Shealeen Meaney
PhD 2006
"Skirts Must Be Girded High": Spaces of Subjectivity and Transgression in Post-Suffrage American Women's Travel Writing Russell Sage College
Assistant Professor
Pedro Malard Monteiro
PhD 2006
"Diagnosing Nothing But The Flu" Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU)
Assistant Professor
Michael Needle
PhD 2006
Emotions at Work in Process Writing Classrooms A&U: America's AIDS Magazine Managing Editor
Rachel Zitomer
PhD 2006
In Celebration of the Ephemeral: Contemporary Poetry Communities Beyond Institutions in Albany, New York
Patricia Dyjak
PhD 2005
Snakes in the Garden: Power, Privilege, and Poetry in the Creation of Authority University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Assistant Professor 
Habiba Ibrahim
PhD 2005

Inside the Color Line: Reading Biracialism in Twentieth-Century American Culture
University of Washington
Associate Professor
Danielle Jones
PhD 2005
Poetry in Three Dimensions: A Creative Dissertation of Print, Sculpture, and Electronic Poems University of Montana Western
Visiting Assistant Professor
Fulbright Scholar to Russia, 2012
Tyler Kessel
PhD 2005
Landscape of Estrangement; Reading Relations to the Outside in DeLillo Hudson Valley Community College
Assistant Professor
Cailin Brown Leary
PhD 2005
The Student Writer as the Citizen in Public Journals College of St. Rose
Assistant Professor
Kathleen McDonald
PhD 2005
Unheard Voices: Women's Private Texts Enlighten the 18th Century Norwich University
Associate Professor
Anthony Miccoli
PhD 2005
Posthuman Suffering: The Expression of the Technological Embrace Western State College of Colorado
Director of Philosophy,
Assistant Professor of Communication and Philosophy.
Jennifer Mitchell
PhD 2005
Sustaining a Critical Literacy in Composition Studies: The Place Of Current-Traditional Rhetoric in Composition Theory and Practice SUNY at Potsdam
Associate Professor
Director, College Writing Center 
Jillmarie Murphy
PhD 2005
Monstrous Kinships: Obsession and Child Psychotraumatology in the Novels of Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Thomas Hardy, Stephen Crane and Vladimir Nabokov Union College
John D. MacArthur
Assistant Professor
Karen Rowan
PhD 2005
Preparing the Next Generation: Graduate Student Administrators in Writing Centers California State University, San Bernardino
Assistant Professor
Linda Scoville
PhD 2005
Fire and Wings: Drinking Women in Interwar British and American Literature Services Center UAlbany
Pre-Law Advisor
Julie Torrant
PhD 2005
The Contemporary Family and Its Cultural Representations Kingsborough Community College
Jeffrey Gibson
PhD 2004
The Parodic Historical Novel: Critiquing the Representation of Past Events Wesley College
Associate Professor
Director of the Honors Program

Corel Lenhardt
PhD 2004
The Unsayable: Three Generations of Malvadas East Mecklenburg H.S., Charlotte, N.C.
Faculty
Cynthia Mahamdi
PhD 2004
The Renegado: A Novel of North Africa and Accompanying Commentary Santa Clara University
Mary Perrone
PhD 2004
Finding Common Ground: Paint, Politics, People and the Poet (The 1850s as Formative Years For The Writer Emily Dickinson) Technology at Utica/Rome
Annie Raskin
PhD 2004
Snapshots: A Collage Novel Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Instructor
Alina Treis
PhD 2004
Literacy Women, Private Person: Rebecca Harding Davis and Her Heart Ideology Mohawk Valley Community College
Assistant Professor
Wilbert Turner
PhD 2004
Blackie: The Novel and the Postscript Allendale Columbia (Independent Prep School)
Steven Hartman
PhD 2003
Faces of Thoreau in American Literature Mid Sweden University,
Sweden
Professor
Chair, Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Studies (NIES)
Miehyeon Kim
PhD 2003
Finding Mothers: Reconstruction of African American Motherhood, Family, Community, and History in Toni Morrison's Fiction Ajou University, Korea
Dorothy Stringer
PhD 2003
Dangerous and Disturbing: Traumas and Fetishes of Race in Faulkner, Larsen and Vanvechten Temple University
Associate Professor (NTT)
Stephen Westbrook
PhD 2003
Composition-Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Institutional Reform: Toward a New Subject California State University at Fullerton
Associate Professor
K. Hyoejin Yoon
PhD 2003
The Subjects of Critical Pedagogy and Composition: The Asian American Teacher-Intellectual and the Problem of Affect West Chester University
Associate Professor
Ando Arike
PhD 2002
What Are Humans For? Essays In Cyborg Culture Editor, Williamsburg Observer
Merle Bachman
PhD 2002
Yiddishland: Immigrant Writing and Threshold Poetics Spalding University
Associate Professor
Judy Baker
PhD 2002
Theatre Is Life: Fornes, Feminisms, and Feminist Epistemology New Jersey Project
William Paterson University
Rosanne Denhard
PhD 2002
"Words Are Women": Early Modern Women's Epistolary Self-Writing Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor
Christiane Farnan
PhD 2002
A Study of Narrative Authority in the Novels of Augusta Jane Evans and Harriet Beecher Stowe Siena College
Associate Professor
Joan Goodman
PhD 2002
Embodied Texts: Reading New Subjectivity Through Charles Olson and Muriel Rukeyers
Mary Lannon
PhD 2002
Life on a Grape with an Introduction on Theories of the Novel Nassau County Community College
Creative Writing Project
Alina Luna
PhD 2002
Visual Perversity: A Rearticulation of Maternal Instinct Western State College of Colorado
Professor
Chair, Department of Communication, Arts, Languages, and Literature
Maria Palmara
PhD 2002
The Farthest West Beach: An Italian American Woman's Search For Literacy Identity Hudson Valley Community College
Associate Professor
Alyssa Colton
PhD 2001
The Faithful: Healing Through Narrative University at Albany
University in the High School
Maryrose Eannace
PhD 2001
Lunatic Literature: New York State's The Opal, 1850-1860 Cazenovia College
Thomas Mackey
PhD 2001
Collaborative Interface: Writing the Web and Interactive Multimedia and Virtual Reality Empire State College
Dean, Center for Distance Learning
Christina Milletti
PhD 2001
Innovative Ends: Gender and the Poetics of Transformation in Women's Experimental Fiction University at Buffalo
Associate Professor
Megeen Mulholland
PhD 2001
Unposing the American Family Portrait – Part 1 – Feminist Confessional Hudson Valley Community College
Assistant Professor
Dimitrios Anastasopoulos
PhD 2000
The Language of Fiction and Its Limits University of Buffalo
Assistant Professor
Christine Atkins
PhD 2000
Don't Walk Alone: Twentieth-Century American Women Writers and Narratives of Violence Corning County Community College
Assistant Professor
Frances Condon (Vanmeter)
PhD 2000
Teaching to Transform: Nonviolence and Literacy University of Waterloo(Canada)
Associate Professor 
Michael Hassan
PhD 2000
Beach Rubble Pratt Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor
Deborah Kelsh
PhD 2000
Outlawed Needs: Class and Cultural Theory College of St. Rose
Associate Professor
Lisa Mastrangelo
PhD 2000
Stories of a Progressive Past: Early Feminist and Progressive Approaches to Writing Instruction College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
Professor and Program Chairperson
Sharisse Sternberg
PhD 2000
Professing and Pedagogy: Learning the Teaching of English University of Nebraska
Associate Professor