Dohra Ahmad (Ph.D., Columbia University), is Associate
Professor of English and Comparative Literature. Her specialties
include Postcolonial Literature, American and Ethnic American
Literature, and Utopian Fiction.
Joseph A. Bongiorno (Ph.D.,
University of Connecticut), is an Associate Professor of History
and Assistant Chair, specializing in Italian history and Diplomatic
Roderick D. Bush (Ph.D., SUNY
Binghamton), is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He specializes
in Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, World-Systems Studies,
Globalization, Social Inequality, Social Change, Urban Sociology,
Community Organizing, Political Sociology.
Barrett P. Brenton (Ph.D.,
University of Massachusetts-Amherst) is an Associate Professor of
Anthropology and is a specialist on global health and dietary
change who has conducted research in Peru, Kenya, South Africa,
Great Britain, and Native American communities.
Natalie Byfield (Ph.D., Fordham),
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her
research focuses on the role of language and media in society,
cultural studies, social theory, and the co-determined nature of
race, gender, and class formations.
Elaine Carey (Ph.D., University of
New Mexico), is an Associate Professor of History and Department
Chair, specializing in Latin American History and Women’s
William DiFazio (Ph.D., City
University of New York) is Professor of Sociology. He teaches and
does research in Work and Technology, Urban Sociology, and Social
Irene J. Dabrowski (Ph.D.,
Washington University), is an Associate Professor of Sociology and
specializes in the sociology of medicine, urban sociology, women's
studies, and the sociology of education.
Dawn Esposito (Ph.D., City
University of New York), is an Associate Professor of Sociology and
Department Chair, specializing in gender, social theory, feminist
theory, and cultural studies.
Robert Fanuzzi (Ph.D.,
Northwestern University), is Assistant Chair and Associate
Professor in the English Department. His specialties inclue 18th
and 19th Century American Literature, trans-Atlantic and
hemispheric American culture; and African-American
William Gangi (Ph.D., University of
Notre Dame), is a Professor of Government and Politics. He
specializes in American Constitutional law; he has secondary
interests in American Government, American Theory, Comparative
Law, and Public Administration.
Granville Ganter (Ph.D., City
University of New York), is an Associate Professor of English,
specializing in 18th and 19th Century U.S. Literature, Northeast
Native American Studies, and African American literature.
David W. Haddorff
(Ph.D., Marquette University), is an Associate Professor of
Theology. His specialties include Christian Ethics and Moral
Theology, Social Ethics, American Religion.
Diane J. Heith (Ph.D., Brown
University), is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Government
and Politics Department. Her specialties include the Presidency,
Media, Public Opinion, and American Politics generally.
Elizabeth Herbin (Ph.D., Columbia
University), is an Assistant Professor of History, specializing in
agrarianism in the American South, African-American migration
within the U.S. and emigration to Liberia, the Harlem Renaissance,
and segregationist ideas in the U.S. and South Africa.
Kevin Kennedy (Ph.D., The Catholic
University of America), is an Associate Professor of
Philosophy. He specializes in Metaphysics, American
philosophy, Pragmatism and Marxism.
Barbara Koziak (Ph.D., Yale
University), is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics
and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Minor. She
specializes in ancient political philosophy particularly Aristotle
and contemporary political theory, especially feminist political
John Lowney (Ph.D., Brown
University), is Professor of English, specializing in English and
American Literature, Modern and Post-modern American literature,
American poetry, and American ethnic literatures.
Anthony LoBalbo (Ph.D., New York
University), is an Associate Professor of Music.
Timothy Milford (Ph.D.,
Harvard University), is an Associate Professor of History. He
specializes in colonial and early national North America.
Stephen Miller (Ph.D., NYU)
1991 is Professor in the Department of English, specializing in
Contemporary American literature, Cultural Studies and
William Nieter (M.S.,
Columbia University), is the Director of the Environmental Studies
Program and the Assistant Dean of St. John’s College. He teaching
and research specialties include Natural Resources and World
Development, World Regional and North American Regional Geography,
Environmental Geology, Coastal Environment and Development Issues
and Environmental and Earth Sciences.
William Nester (Ph.D., University
of California at Santa Barbara), is a Professor of Government and
Politics at St. John’s University.
Susie Pak (Ph.D., Cornell University), is an Assistant Professor of
History. She specializes in the study of race, ethnicity, and
identity politics in the United States during the late nineteenth
and twentieth centuries.
Susan Rosenberg (Ph.D., New York
University), is Associate Professor of Fine Arts.
Susan Schmidt Horning (Ph.D., Case
Western Reserve University), is an Assistant Professor of
History. Her specialties include World, 20th century U.S.
Cultural and Social, Technology and Science, and Sound
S. Joshua Thomas (Ph.D., Fordham
University), is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, specializing
in American Pragmatism/Neopragmatism, Philosophy of Medicine,
Biomedical Ethics and Ethics.
Jennifer Travis (Ph.D.,
Brandeis University), is an Associate Professor of English. Her
specialties include American literature to 1900, Gender Studies and
(Ph.D., University of Louisiana), is an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He
specializes in stuttering, Fluency Disorders, and Self-Help in
Uma Tripathi (Ph.D., Notre Dame University), is an
Associate Professor of Government and Politics.
Elda Tsou (Ph.D., Columbia
University), is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in
English and Comparative Literature.
Laura Vapnek (Ph.D., Columbia
University), is an Associate Professor of History. Her specialties
examine the intersections between motherhood, social class, and
state formation, arguing that debates about infant feeding set the
parameters of state responsibility for public health and redefined
Roberta Villalón (Ph.D.,
University of Texas at Austin) is an Assistant Professor of
Sociology. She specializes in Social Theory, Political Sociology,
Social Inequality, Social Movements, Immigration, Qualitative
Methodology, Latin America, and Latino/as in the U.S.
Walden (Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University), is an
Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department, specializing in Leadership and administration in the
professions, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Language
assessment and intervention across the lifespan.