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Our Faculty

Our faculty will guide you in honing your creative abilities.

Adelphi’s English faculty are renowned for their creative works and critical study, as evidenced by the extensive works published, awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Click on faculty names for more information about each professor’s experience and contact information.


Peter H. West
Department Chair
Harvey Hall, Room 216
p – 516.877.4027
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Phyllis Clancy
Administrative Assistant
Harvey Hall, Room 216
p – 516.877.4020

Judith Baumel
Director of M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing
Harvey Hall, Room 218
p – 516.877.4031
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Judith Baumel
Director of M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing

Jennifer Fleischner

Kermit Frazier

Igor Webb

Susan Weisser

Associate Professors

Martha S. Cooley

Anton Dudley

Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Michael E. Matto

Lahney Preston-Matto

Peter H. West
Department Chair

Assistant Professors

Craig Carson

Catherine H. Chung

Louise Geddes

Visiting Writer in Residence

Fiona Maazel


Adjunct Faculty

Maureen G. Cassidy

Laura Fairgrieve

Keyla Hernandez

Jessica A. Juhrend

Ryan Kearney

Danielle Loughran

Arli H. Middendorf

Carol Newell

Jenny Ortiz

Deborah A. Picone

Marc Prinz

Caitlin C. Scena

Spurgeon Thompson

Visiting Writers
Adelphi hosts numerous visiting writers and professors who enrich the M.F.A. program.
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