Professor of Ethics
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Department of English, SUNY Stony Brook (1998-1999)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1998)
M.A.in English Literature, Long Island University (1991)
B.A. in English Literature, Long Island University (1989)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor (Ethics), 2001 – Present
- Director of First-Year Experience and Learning Communities, Long Island University, 2014 – present
- Chair, Department of English, Philosophy, and Foreign Languages, Long Island University, 2018 – present
- Chair, English Department, Long Island University, 2011 – 2018
- Associate Professor of English, Long Island University, 2013 – present
- Assistant Professor of English: Long Island University, 2007 – 2013
- Director, Institute of Education for Social Justice, 2008 – 2010
- Director, Long Island Center for Ethics, Long Island University, 2002 – 2008
- Adjunct Professor, Philosophy Department, Long Island University, 1999 – 2007
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Education, Adelphi University, 2006 – 2007
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities and Languages, SUNY at Old Westbury, 1999 – 2000
- Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of English, SUNY Stony Brook, 1998 – 1999
- Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook, 1998
- Adjunct Professor, English Department, Long Island University, 1992 – 1998
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook, 1992 – 1996
- “The View From Below: Solidarity and Struggle in Irish-American Working-Class Literature” Co-Authored with Margaret Hallissy in A Cambridge History of Irish Working Class Writing, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- “Sealskins and Original Dimes: Exploitation, Class, and Commodity Fetishism in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby.” Critique 54.1 (Fall 2013): 56-69.
- “Bodies in Pain: Reality, Realism, and the Subversion of Spectacle in James MacDonald’s Brides, Bombs, and Boardrooms.” Bristol/Chicago: Intellect Press, 2011, 227-238.
- “Zombies of the World Unite: Class Struggle and Alienation in Land of the Dead.” in Philosophy and Horror, Ed. Thomas Fahy, Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2010, 121-136.
- “From Domestic Nightmares to the Nightmare of History: Uncanny Eruptions of Violence in King and Kubrick’s The Shining” in Philosophy and Horror, Ed. Thomas Fahy, Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2010, 161-178.
- “Commodity Fetishism, Patriarchal Repression, and Psychic Deprivation in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things” Mosaic 42.3 (Fall 2009): 57-74.
- “A Marxian Theory of the Subject: Commodity Fetishism, Autonomy, and Psychological Deprivation.” Rethinking Marxism 21.3 (Summer 2009): 420-435.
- “A Rage for Order: Fetishism. Self-Betrayal and Exploitation in The Secret Agent.”Conradiana 40.1 (Spring 2008): 1-24.
- Workshop-Theory to Practice. Pathways to the Majors: Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professional Schools. Creating a 21st-Century General Education AAC&U February 14-16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
- Poster Session “Mentoring matters: Feelings of belonging and academic self-efficacy in first year students with and without peer mentors” Creating a 21st-Century General Education AAC&U February 14-16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
- Modern Language Association
- David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, LIU Post, 2012
- Core Curriculum Coordinator, LIU Post, 2018 – present
- Chair, Core Curriculum Revision Committee, LIU Post, 2013 – 2018
- Co-chair, Outcomes Assessment Steering Committee, LIU Post, 2010 – 2018
- Co-Chair, Campus Life Assessment Committee, 2014 – 2018
- Director of College 101, LIU Post, 2012 – 2014
- Director, Institute of Education for Social Justice, LIU Post, 2008 – 2010
- Director, Long Island Center for Ethics, LIU Post, 2002 – 2008