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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.


Louise Geddes
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Harvey Hall Room 216
p – 516.877.3808
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Igor Webb
Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Harvey Hall, Room 212
p – 516.877.4030
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Phyllis Clancy
Administrative Assistant
Harvey Hall, Room 216
p – 516.877.4020
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Judith Baumel

Martha Cooley

Jennifer Fleischner

Lahney Preston-Matto

Igor Webb
Director, MFA in Creative Writing

Susan Weisser

Jacqueline Jones LaMon
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Kermit Frazier
Professor Emeritus

Associate Professors

Anton Dudley

Louise Geddes

Michael E. Matto

Assistant Professors

Katherine Hill

Carlyn E. Ferrari

Kelly Swartz 

Adjunct Faculty

Danielle Barnhart

Maureen G. Cassidy

Michael D’Alto

Jenny Ortiz

Deborah A. Picone

Marc Prinz

Caitlin C. Scena

Jennifer Southard

Spurgeon Thompson



For further information, please contact:

Department of English
Harvey Hall Room 216
p – 516.877.4020

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