Unpacking Your Potential
Are you curious about the “big ideas” that writers explore through the literary traditions of your own culture and other cultures? Do you enjoy working with words and crafting arguments that engage with those ideas? Our courses allow you to pursue your curiosity about the ways in which we construct our narratives about ourselves and the world around us, and to hone your skills at developing narratives of your own.
Explore with us the intellectual challenges of literary study. Immersion in American, English, and World literatures is a central component of a robust liberal arts education and cultivates skills in critical reading, effective writing, careful research, and information literacy that prepare you to be both a successful student and an engaged citizen of your community and the world.
We provide an educational foundation, with onlice courses and face-to-face, that prepares you for professional pursuits in a variety of fields including (but not limited to) writing, editing, publishing, public relations, library science, higher education, government, and the non-profit sector.
Our graduates have transferred to such prestigious schools as Columbia University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, and Rider University.
Unpacking Your Potential
Susan Arvay, Department ChairRead More
Michael McKeown BondhusRead More
Michelle J BrazierRead More
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Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Rutgers University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D. University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., Goddard College; B.A., St. Anselm College
2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award 2008/2009 Brickhouse Books Stonewall Book Award
Author (as Charlie Bondhus) of Divining Bones (Sundress Publications, 2018), All the Heat We Could Carry (Main Street Rag, 2013), and How the Boy Might See It (Pecan Grove Press, 2009, 2nd ed. 2015 Jane's Boy Press).
Ph.D., M.A., Rutgers University; B.A., Yale University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., M.A., University of California; M.A., University of Illinois; B.A., Wheaton College
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.M., Rutgers University; Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies, Indiana University
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., B.A., Kent State University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., M.A., University of Delaware; B.A., Wesleyan University
Author of Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox (Routledge 2018); manages the blog with resources Divided No Longer (available at https://dividednolonger.com/); for c.v. go to https://dividednolonger.com/about/my-cv/
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., Lehigh University; M.A., B.A., Trenton State College
Author of Toxic Masculinity, Casino Capitalism, and America’s Favorite Card Game: The Poker Mindset (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A.T., Western Carolina University; B.A., Rutgers University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.M., Rutgers University; M.A., The College of New Jersey; B.A., Brigham Young University
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., University of Illinois; M.A., New York University; B.A., English, University of Akron; Advanced Diplomas in Applied Linguistics and 20th Century French Literature, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne)
Sabbatical award, “Putting More of the World in World Literature: An Interdisciplinary, Transnational Approacy, ” to do research and writing related to modern African and Caribbean literature • Presented paper “Female Textuality in Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story” for the seminar “Body and Textuality in Context: Bringing a Comparative Perspective,” at the American Comparative Literature Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 26- 29, 2015. • Presented paper “’Something inside is laid wide like a wound’: Decentered Storytelling i in No Telephone to Heaven” for the panel “Questioning Boundaries: New Applications of Black Transnationalism” at the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015. • Presented paper “The Challenge to Colonial Epistemic Violence in Zoë Wicomb’s October and Playing in the Light: A Feminism for the New South Africa” in a panel of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association, University of Bayreuth in Germany, June 3-6, 2015. • Princeton University Mid-Career Fellowship • Fulbright Lectureship in English, Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico • Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Argentina • National Endowment for the Humanities One-Year Fellowship in Residence for College Teachers, New York University • Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires: Sabbatical Project: “The Role of the Writer in Argentine Society” • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Graduate Center, City University of New York • Project Director, NJ Education of Language Minority Students (ELMS) Grant • Member, Middle States Association Evaluation Team at the University of Puerto Rico- Bayamón • Selected for Writers of the Americas Second Annual US-Cuba Writers Conference, Havana and Matanzas, Cuba
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Teachers College, NY; M.A., Rutgers University; B.A., William Smith College
Diversity Certificate, Cornell University Holocaust & Genocide Advisory Board, Raritan Valley Community College Big Brother Big Sister mentor Admissions volunteer, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Minority Student Careers Panel volunteer, Hobart & William Smith Colleges National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) member
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Rutgers University; B.A., City College of New York-CUNY
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D. University of Miami, M.A. University of Miami, M.A. University of Wroclaw, B.A. University of Wroclaw, B.Sc. Wroclaw University of Technology
Taking online community college classes offers you the flexibility and convenience to fit college into your schedule. You have an opportunity to interact with instructors and fellow students online. RVCC offers special online course orientations to help you to prepare for studying virtually and to show you how to make the most of the educational experience.