English and Communication Department

Overview

Love literature? Enjoy writing or public speaking? Interested in film or English as a second language?

The English and Communication Department is the home for courses in all these fields along with rhetoric, human communication and mass communication. As a student in any plan of study, you will take these classes as part of your first and second year General Education requirements. The department also offers introductory and intermediate literature classes for students that are interested in engaging their love of literature and the sublime. For students that are interested in honing their writing skills, the department offers introductory and intermediate fiction and non-fiction writing classes. And for students interested in learning about different aspects of communication, whether between people, online, or on the page and screen, there are a range of communication course offerings.

Programs

Faculty
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Kevin Amenta

B.A., Hofstra University; M.S., Quinnipiac UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Professor of Graphic Design and Communication
Office: C136
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9402
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María Celeste Arrieta,, J.D.

B.A., J.D., University of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., University of ConnecticutEnglish and Communication Department Professor of Foreign Language
Office: C112
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9404
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Todd Barry, Ph.D.

B.A., Princeton University; J.D., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutEnglish and Communication Department Associate Professor of English
Office: C272
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9406

Alexandra Carey

English and Communication Department
Office: C-234
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9514

Tia D’Alessandro

B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., University of HartfordEnglish and Communication Instructor of English and Communication
Office: C-220
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9461
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Victoria Holdridge DiFilippo

B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.S., School for International TrainingEnglish and Communication Department Professor of English as a Second Language
Office: C236
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9466
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Janet Hagen

B.S., Minnesota State University; M.A., St. Cloud State UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Office: C216
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9433
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Sandra Jeknavorian

B.F.A., University of Hartford; M.F.A., University of MassachusettsEnglish and Communication Department Professor of Art
Office: C152
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9439
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Frederick-Douglass Knowles, II

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Southern Connecticut State UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Professor of English
Office: C120
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9444

Jennifer Long

B.A., Northeastern University; M.Ed., Millersville UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Professor of English
Office: C252
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9450
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Andrew Marvin

B.A., Sacred Heart University; M.A., Southern Connecticut State UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Associate Professor of English
Office: C160
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9434
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Joseph Selvaggio

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Southern Connecticut State UniversityEnglish and Communication Department Department Chair & Professor of English
Office: C268
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9471
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Michael J Stutz

B.A., M.A., University of South CarolinaEnglish and Communication Department Professor of Communications
Office: C258
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9479