Faculty- English

Department Head

Samia Geldner
Education: B.A. in International Studies (Letters), American College of Switzerland, 1983
R.S.A. Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Management International, 1984
M.A. in Language, Literacy and Culture, Stanford University, 1989
M.B.A. Webster University, 2013
Academic Areas: English as a Second Language, Composition, Literature, and Business and Intercultural Communication


Benjamin Calhoun
Education:B.S. in Sociology, Oregon State University, 2006
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, College Student Services Administration and Speech Communication, Oregon State University, 2009
Academic Areas: Composition, Study Skills, First Year Seminar
Dr. Ryan Crawford 
Education: B.A. in Philosophy, Trinity College, 2006
M. A. in Comparative Literature,State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010
Ph.D. in English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012
Academic Areas: Composition and Philosophy
Vera Hollander
Education: B.A. in Russian Studies, Hamilton College, 1974
Certificate in English Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Teaching House, NYC, Cambridge University, 2010
Academic Areas: English as a Second Language and Composition
Andrew Horsfield (Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator)
Education: M.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages (German and French), Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1985
Academic Areas: English as a Second Language, Composition, and First Year Seminar
Dr. Dorothy Kopel (Department Head for General Education and Special Studies)
Education: B.A. in French and Russian Language and Literature, 1987
M.A. In Russian Literature, Cornell University, 1996
Ph.D. in Russian Literature, Cornell University, 2000
Academic Areas: Composition, First Year Seminar, General Education, and Scholar’s Program
Rafal Morusievicz
Education: Institute of English Studies, Warsaw University (graduate, 5-year Master’s program), 1998-2004.
Thesis: “Shakespeare's Women and Contemporary Cinema. Analysis of Female Aspects in Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, and King Lear”.
Academic Areas: Composition
Dr. Lydia Wazir-Staubmann (Head of the Writing Center)
Education: B.A. in Communications (emphasis:Print Journalism)
M.A. in International Relations, Webster University, 1998
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Vienna, 2010
Academic Areas: Composition and Political Science