Liberal and Creative Arts Faculty

The entire MCC professional community – its faculty, staff and support areas – is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.

MCC is proud of its faculty members who bring both academic and “real world” credentials into the classroom. Our faculty’s first priority is to teach and it shows in their ongoing interest in and support of their students’ educational, career and life goals.

Working with the faculty, our staff members are a ready resource for questions and are available to help students understand all that’s needed to complete their academic requirements.

Robert Brandt, Instructor

Robert Brandt

Instructor
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-218i
860-512-2687
RBrandt@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Linda Burk, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"By learning another language and learning about other cultures, we can gain a better understanding of our own culture and ourselves. This increased awareness is the heart of education. Engaging students in this process of discovery is an exciting and rewarding experience."

Linda Burk

Professor
Language Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-408
860-512-2684
LBurk@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Spanish Language
Literature and Culture

Education

PhD, University of Illinois,Champaign-Urbana - Spanish (Latin American Literature)
MA, University of Cincinnati - Spanish Language and Literature
BS, Northwest Missouri State University - Spanish and English

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
University of Cincinnati
Silver Grove Public Schools, Kentucky
Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska

Affiliations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Foreign Languages Consortium of the Connecticut Community Colleges, President 2006 to present
Connecticut Organization of Language Teachers (COLT)
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Past Advisory Council Member

David Calabrese, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Educating someone and watching them grow in a positive and useful way is a meaningful and rewarding experience for me. It makes me feel like the work I do is something for the greater good."

David Calabrese

Assistant Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-257
860-512-2686
DCalabrese@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

3D Modeling
Texture Mapping
Rigging
Animation
Digital Development and Design

Education

MFA, Savannah College of Art & Deisgn-Interactive Design & Game Development
BFA, University of Hartford-Illustration

Experience

Manchester Community College
Quinnipiac University
Art Institute of Pittsburg
Art Institute of Las Vegas

Affiliations

Society of Illustrators

David Caldwell, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"The course of my life is influenced by one fundamental privilege: teaching English at Connecticut's Community Colleges. Serving here at MCC amongst a diverse, bright, and motivated student population is the experience most responsible for any success as an educator I may claim."

David Caldwell

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-410
860-512-2689
DCaldwell@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS#19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

English Composition

Education

MA, Trinity College
BA, University of Connecticut

Experience

Manchester Community College
City College of San Francisco
Central Connecticut State University
Asnuntuck Community College
Tunxis Community College

Affiliations

Connecticut Coalition of English Teachers (CCET)
Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)

Patricia Carrigan, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"As a process, drawing is about direct and immediate communication. Drawing is a common language. For an artist, drawing is the first impression, the first mark made in response to the world around us. Teaching drawing enables me to share the process of finding one's voice through mark-making."

Patricia Carrigan

Associate Professor
Visual Fine Arts Program
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-106
860-512-2695
PCarrigan@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Drawing
Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic)
Mixed Media Collage

Education

MFA, University of Connecticut-Drawing and Painting
BFA, Hartwick College-Studio Art and Art Education

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut at Storrs

Affiliations

National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Connecticut Art Education Association
Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Fellow, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation-County Mayo, Ireland

Olivia Chiang, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

Connecting directly with my students concerning history and art in the classroom, during office hours, and in museum settings is the best reward of teaching at MCC. No matter what academic program my students are pursuing, my goal is to encourage and foster their confidence in observation, analysis and interpretation. It is these skills which transcend the classroom and provide my students with powerful tools for whatever path they embark upon."

Olivia Chiang

Assistant Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-230
860-512-2680
OChiang@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Late Medieval Art
Early Modern European Art

Education

MA, Yale University-History of Art
BA, Tufts Univesrity-History, Art History

Experience

Manchester Community College
Yale University

Affiliations

College Art Association
Medieval Academy of America

Alina Ciscel, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator for ESL

Why I Like What I Do

"As a non-native speaker of English, I know first-hand how hard it is to acquire a language and to achieve the kind of language proficiency that enables one not only to speak and write it but also to dream in it. That is why I became an ESOL teacher; I want to help others to start dreaming in English too."

Alina Ciscel

Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator for ESL
Liberal and Creative Arts
860-512-3241
ACiscel@manchestercc.edu

Great Path,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

ESL
Applied Linguistics

Education

MA, University of South Carolina, Linguistics
BA, Moldova State University, Philosophy/TESOL

Experience

Manchester Community College
Bilingual Club Advisor, Manchester Community College
Goodwin College
Central Connecticut State University
International Language Training Center, Moldova

Affiliations

ConnTESOL
CSCU ESL Council

Susan Classen-Sullivan, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I learn as much, if not more, from students as what I offer them."

Susan Classen-Sullivan

Professor
Visual Fine Arts Program
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-129
860-512-2693
SClassen-Sullivan@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MA, Wesleyan University
Art Education Certification, Central Connecticut State University
BA, Eastern Connecticut State University-Art and English

Experience

Manchester Community College
Director of Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at Manchester Community College

Lois Coleman, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Teaching is my vocation, resisted for years, but inescapable. It is exciting, challenging, interesting, frustrating, unnerving, wonderful, and exhilarating."

Lois Coleman

Associate Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-218c
860-512-2666
LColeman@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Composition
Literature (Introductory, American, African Diaspora)

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut-English
MS, University of Connecticut-English
BS, University of Connecticut-English

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut State University
Three Rivers Community College

Affiliations

Modern Language Association (MLA)
Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Stephania Davis, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Journalism is one of the bedrocks of our society. It may change, evolve and grow, but it will never disappear. Students need to know how to be savvy media consumers and I enjoy helping them gain that skill."

Stephania Davis

Associate Professor
Communications Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-211
860-512-2694
SDavis@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Print Journalism

Education

MS, University of Maryland-Journalism
BA, Howard University-English

Experience

Manchester Community College
The Hartford Courant
The Chicago Tribune
The Des Moines Register
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Affiliations

National Association of Black Journalists
College Media Advisers

Jeanine DeRusha, Professor

Jeanine DeRusha

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-409
860-512-2670
JDeRusha@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Composition
Creative Writing

Education

MFA, University of Wahington-Creative Writing
BA, University of Massachusetts-English

Experience

Manchester Community College
Poetry Club Advisor at MCC
Holyoke Community College
University of Washington
University of California,Berkeley

Affiliations

Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
Connecticut Coalition of English Teachers (CCET)

Linda Devlin, Educational Assistant

Linda Devlin

Educational Assistant
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-108e
860-512-3346
LDevlin@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 8,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Brett Eberhardt, Instructor

Brett Eberhardt

Instructor
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-226
860-512-2665
BEberhardt@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Carolina Flores, Associate Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Because life without music would be mono-tonous."

Carolina Flores

Associate Professor
Music
Liberal and Creative Arts
D223
860-512-2640
CFlores@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Choral Music
Conducting
Vocal Performance (Alto)
Music of Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Spain
Piano Performance, Pedagogy, Accompanying
Sacred Music

Education

DMA, University of Hartford-Choral Conducting
MM, Manhattan School of Music-Piano Performancce
BM, Manhattan School of Music-Piano Performance
MM, Royal Superior Conservatory of Music-Piano Pedagogy
BMusEd, Zaragoza Superior Conservatory of Music-Piano Pedagogy

Experience

Manchester Community College
Recipient of 2015 MCC Excellence in Teaching Award
The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
University of Rhode Island
Gateway Community College
Artistic Director, Celesti Sondato, Hartt Community Division
Assistant Conductor, New Haven Chorale
Artistic Director, Pioneer Valley Cappella Choir, MA
Director of Music, St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, CT

Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association, past president (CT-ACDA), past chair of Repertoire and Standard of Womens Choirs and College and University Choirs
National Association of Music Education (NAfME)
American Guild of Organists (AGO)
Choristers Guild

Sherie Gage, Educational Assistant

Sherie Gage

Educational Assistant
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-120
SGage@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

James Gentile, Professor

James Gentile

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-503
860-512-2667
JGentile@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

American Literature
Early Western Literature
Composition and Developmental Writing

Education

PhD, Columbia University-English and Comparative Literature
MPhil, Columbia University-English and Comparative Literature
MA, Columbia University-English and Comparative Literature
BA, Columbia University-English Literature

Experience

Manchester Community College
Hartford College for Women
Columbia College at Columbia University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Administrative Experience Co-Director, Connecticut Poetry Circuit
Coordinator of Online Tutoring in Writing
Chair, Connecticut Community Colleges Center for Teaching
Chair and Co-Chair, Department of English
Faculty Advisor, Newman Society

Affiliations

Co-Chair, Connecticut Coalition of English Teachers (CCET)
State Representative, Two-Year College English Association, Northeast (TYCA NE)

Samantha Gonzalez, Division Director of Liberal Arts

Samantha Gonzalez

Division Director of Liberal Arts
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-304
860-512-2662
SGonzalez@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Jennifer Gutterman, Assistant Professor

Jennifer Gutterman

Assistant Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-257
860-512-2673
JGutterman@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Alicia Hall, Educational Assistant

Alicia Hall

Educational Assistant
Liberal and Creative Arts
B-210a
AHall@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy teaching and all different kinds of life-long learning. Most recently, my family and I have been learning about permaculture and ways that we can sustainably farm our land. I have also had a long interest in innovative practices in hospice care. I enjoy falconry and long beach walks with my dogs. Most of all, I enjoy my two children, and, my husband, Marc."

Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow

Professor
English
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-516
860-512-2676
KHamiltonBobrow@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MA, Ohio University
BA, Skidmore College
Professor Hamilton Bobrow has completed doctoral work at Brandeis University. In additon to degree programs, Professor Hamilton Bobrow has earned certificates from the National Endowment for the Humanities; The School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College; The Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College; Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation Summer insight Initiative, and The University and College Labor Education Association Summer Institute.

Experience

Mahchester Community College
Yale University, Community College Faculty Fellow

Affiliations

New Faculty Development Consortium
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
Connecticut Coalition of English Teachers (CCET)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
New England Educational Assessment Network

Wanda Haynes, Professor

Wanda Haynes

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-313
860-512-2691
WHaynes@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

MS, Fordham University
BA, Fordham University

Experience

Manchester Community College

Albert Kim, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I am blessed to be able to merge my professional and media experiences with my passion for teaching at MCC. It is always gratifying to see MCC students successfully move into fields of radio, TV, production, public relations and the music recording industry. Many alumni tell me how much they fondly recall their experiences and classes at MCC."

Albert Kim

Professor
Communications Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-213
860-512-2797
AKim@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Radio/TV Broadcasting
Online/Distance Learning
Improvisation Comedy
All Things Star Trek/Star Wars
Fine Asian and Mexican Cuisine around Greater Hartford

Education

MS, Central Connecticut University-Organizational Management and Communication
BA, University of Connecticut-Organizational Psychology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Central Connecticut State University
Albertus Magnus College
Shorter College
1550 AM/WSDK-Morning Show Host/Assistant Program Director
Lite 100.5 FM/WRCH-On-air Talent
C-Media Promotions-VP National Radio Promotions and Business Development Faculty Advisor
ICE Radio (www.mcc.commnet.edu/ice)
Drama Club
Upper Room Fellowship Club

Affiliations

FCC Broadcaster License

George Kim, Professor

George Kim

Professor
Philosophy Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-243
860-512-2774
GKim@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Education

PhD, Chung-Wen and Yale University
MDiv, Yale University
MA, Yale University
AB, Kung-Hee University

Experience

Manchester Community College

Timothy Kussow, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"This facility with which children satisfy their imagination is a token of the spirituality of their artistic concepts. The toy is the child's initiation into art, or rather, it is his initiation into its practical application, and when he has come to man's estate no perfect work of art will ever arouse in him the same warmth, of the same enthusiasm, of the same confidence." Charles Baudelaire, 1853

Timothy Kussow

Professor
Coordinator, Visual Fine Arts Program
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-134
860-512-2679
TKussow@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Sculpture
Welding
3 D Design
Visual Thinking-Problem Solving-Critical Thinking

Education

MFA, University of Wisconsin
MA, University of Wisconsin
Art Education Certification, University of Wisconsin
BA, University of Wisconsin

Experience

Manchester Community College, CT
Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
Madison Public Schools, WI
Orangeville Community School District -203, IL

Affiliations

College Art Association
International Sculpture Center
IAFF L4120-Mansfield Fire Department, CT

Kaarina LaBella, Professor

Kaarina LaBella

Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-406
860-512-2664
KLaBella@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Daniel Long, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love photography and I love helping people realize their potential. Success is very tangible for art students-their art is hung on the wall at the end of the semester. Come to a MCC Student Arts Festival (every May and December) and see for yourself."

Daniel Long

Professor
Visual Fine Arts Program
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-224
860-512-2697
DLong@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Analog and Digital Photography
Adobe PhotoShop

Education

MA, University of Connecticut
MA, Purdue University
BA, Bennington College
Additional coursework at Rhode Island School of Design, International Center for Photography, Maine Media Workshops and Woodstock Center for Photography

Experience

Manchester Community College
Purdue University
Brown University
Bennington College

Affiliations

Society for Photographic Education
Griffin Museum of Photography

Donna McCormac, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Teaching and learning are my passions."

Donna McCormac

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-278
860-512-2619
DMcCormac@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 9,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Remedial Reading
Language Arts
Developmental Education

Education

MS, Eastern Connecticut State University
BS, Eastern Connecticut State University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University

Affiliations

International Reading Association
Two-Year College Association, Northeast (TYCA-NE)

Linsey Muldoon, Instructor

Linsey Muldoon

Instructor
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-505
860-512-2682
LMuldoon@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Maura O'Connor, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Engaging in designed change, creating visual solutions, raising awareness and expanding consciousness connects me to humanity and the divine."

Maura O'Connor

Professor
Multimedia and Graphic Arts
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-248
860-512-2692
MOConnor@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Visual Communication and Design Thinking Strategies
Holistic Nutrition

Education

MFA, Vermont College-Visual Arts and Intermedia (Video Editing and Installation)
BFA, University of Hartford-Ceramics and Graphic Design
CHHC, Institute for Integrative Nutrition and SUNY, Purchase

Experience

Manchseter Community College
Public Access Television
Field Publications
"Weekly Reader"
Educational Newspapers

Affiliations

AIGA, Professional Association for Design
Design Observer
GOOD
IDEO, Design and Innovation Specialists
Independent Lens
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Social Design Site
TED, Technology, Entertainment, Design

Lois Ryan, Professor

Lois Ryan

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-504
860-512-2675
LRyan@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

English
Reading
Public Speaking

Education

MS, Central Connecticut State University-Reading
BA, University of Connecticut-English Education

Experience

Manchester Community College
Central Connecticut State University

Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE)
International Reading Association (IRA)

Lisa Sandoval, Assistant Professor

Lisa Sandoval

Assistant Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-218g
860-512-2678
LSandoval@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Deborah Simmons, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Through the music appreciation courses that I teach, I embrace the opportunity to aid in my students' deeper understanding and appreciation for music - all types of music. This will be the last opportunity for many of my students to study music. I envision these students as future civic leaders, school board members and supporters of the arts. As the coordinator of the Music Studies Program, I feel a steadfast commitment to the creation of a program that provides exceptional instruction that is accessible and affordable. To study music, one must work hard and develop the practice of self-discipline, but the outcome is an opportunity to study, create and engage in the music making process and pursue one's passion. I want the students at MCC to have this opportunity. I see these students as future music teachers, sound engineers, performers, church musicians, composers and music retailers."

Deborah Simmons

Professor
Coordinator, Music Program
Liberal and Creative Arts
D-235
860-512-2674
DSimmons@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Adult Learning
American Popular Music
Bass Guitar - Pop and Rock
Guitar - Folk and Contemporary Pop/Blues
Music Education
Music Therapy/Special Education
Piano Performance - Contemporary and African American Sacred
Sacred Music
Western European Classical Music

Education

EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
MED, Teachers College, Columbia University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Winston-Salem University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Lewis Fox Middle School, Hartford, CT - Band Director and Music Teacher
Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY, NY - Recreation Therapist and Supervisor

Affiliations

Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
Manchester, CT Arts Hall of Fame
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
Society for Arts in Health Care (SAH)

Andrew Sottile, Instructor

Andrew Sottile

Instructor
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-218c
860-512-2668
ASottile@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Gail Stanton, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

I love the diversity of students here at MCC. I feel fortunate to be a part of their educational journey.

Gail Stanton

Professor
English
Liberal and Creative Arts
L-131h
860-512-3597
GStanton@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 8,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Learning Disabilities
Developmental Writing
Reading

Education

MA, American International College-Human Services
BA, American International College-Special Education, Learning Disabilities

Experience

Manchester Community College
American International College
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Affiliations

Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
Association of Higher Education and Disability

Stephen Straight, Professor

Stephen Straight

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-507
860-512-2688
SStraight@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Composition
Poetry
Jambalaya

Education

MA, University of Connecticut-English
BA, University of Connecticut-English

Experience

Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut State University

Affiliations

Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)

Patrick Sullivan, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love MCC, and I love working with the students here. I feel honored and lucky to be able to teach at this great institution. I began my academic career at a community college (Mohegan Community College in Norwich, Connecticut), and I try to give something back every day. I love teaching here."

Patrick Sullivan

Professor
English
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-509
860-512-2669
PSullivan@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Composition scholarship and theory

Education

PhD Program (ABD), University of Connecticut -English
MA, University of Connecticut - English
MA, Wesleyan University - Liberal Arts
BA, Eastern Connecticut State College - English
AA,Mohegan Community College

Experience

Manchester Community College

Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Steve Torres, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love helping students find out what great thinkers like Shakespeare and Dante were writing about and how they can express their own thoughts clearly and with elegance."

Steve Torres

Professor
English Department
Liberal and Creative Arts
T-510
860-512-2696
STorres@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Writing
Introduction to Literature
American Literature
Introduction to Humanities

Education

PhD, CUNY, Graduate School and University Center-English
MPhil, CUNY, Graduate School and University Center-English
MA, CUNY, Queens College-English
BA, CUNY, Hunter College-English

Experience

Manchester Community College
Utica College
Yeshiva University
Bronx Community College
New York Public Library

Affiliations

Mystery Writers of America

Rebecca Townsend, Professor

Rebecca Townsend

Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
A212
860-512-2685
RTownsend@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Anna Ulatowska, Educational Assistant

Anna Ulatowska

Educational Assistant
Liberal and Creative Arts
B-210a
AUlatowska@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Brion van Over, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Teaching allows me to challenge myself and my students to critically engage in the world around us, to rethink our assumptions, and try to create the kind of world we want to live in. Who wouldn't want to do that?"

Brion van Over

Assistant Professor
Liberal and Creative Arts
A-207
860-512-2645
BvanOver@manchestercc.edu

Great Path, MS# 19,   P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Communication Technology
Environmental Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication

Education

PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst-Communication, Culture and Social Interaction
MA, SUNY at Albany-Communication, Culture and Social Interaction
BA, SUNY at Oswego-Human Communication

Experience

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Social and Environmental Research Institute
SUNY at Albany

Affiliations

Center for Communication and Sustainable Social Change (CSSC), Junior Fellow
International Communication Association (ICA)
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
National Communication Association (NCA)