Thomas M. Kitts, Ph.D.

Professor
Thomas Kitts is a Professor of English and Speech at St. John's University. He has written and edited several books on popular music and published many articles and reviews. The Area Chair of Music for the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, he edits, with Gary Burns of Northern Illinois University, Popular Music and Society and Rock Music Studies. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lisa, with whom he has four children.

Teaching Interests

Popular Music, American Literature, Drama, Writing

Research Interests

Popular Music, Comedy in Popular Music, The Music Industry, The Kinks, Ray Davies, John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Johansen, Punk, Blues, Richie Furay

Courses Taught

BLS
999
SEMINAR IN LIBERAL STUDIES
BLS
1099
INDEPENDENT STUDY
DNY
1000C
CORE: DISCOVER NEW YORK
ENG
1
Writing Abroad
ENG
0001
Writing Abroad
ENG
1000C
CORE: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ENG
1006
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING
ENG
1030
LIT SEMINAR
ENG
1031
THEMES IN LITERATURE
ENG
1054
TRAGEDY AND COMEDY
ENG
1058
LIT., FILM AND VISUAL MEDIA
ENG
1067
VISUALIZING AMERICAN LITERATUR
ENG
1074
WRIT ABOUT MUSIC POP RAP ROCK
ENG
1100C
CORE:LITERATURE IN GLOBAL CONT
HON
1074
WRIT ABOUT MUSIC POP RAP ROCK
HON
2016
HONORS ENGLISH:AMERICAN LIT
HON
2030
HONORS LITERATURE SEMINAR
HON
2150C
HONORS:GLOBAL LITERATURE
LST
1000
INTRO TO LIBERAL STUDIES
PCU
1001
INTRO TO POP CULTURE
SPE
1000C
CORE: PUBLIC SPEAKING COLL STU