English Department

Department Faculty:

Merrill-Jean Bailey
Merrill-Jean Bailey
Assistant Professor, English
Office: B110
Telephone: (609) 343-4980
e-mail: bailey@atlantic.edu
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Thomas Boghosian
Thomas Boghosian
Professor, English
Office: B109
Telephone: (609) 343-4967
e-mail: boghosia@atlantic.edu
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Denise Marie Coulter
Denise Coulter
Professor, English
Office: E112
Telephone: (609) 343-4961
e-mail: dcoulter@atlantic.edu
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Leila Crawford
Leila Mojibian
Assistant Professor, English
Office: B148
Telephone: (609) 343-5036
e-mail: lcrawfor@atlantic.edu
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Dr. Gene LoPresti
Gene LoPresti
Professor, English
Office: B142
Telephone: (609) 343-4933
e-mail: lopresti@atlantic.edu
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Elinor Mattern
Elinor Mattern
Assistant Professor, English
Office: ACEC, Room 254
Telephone: (609) 343-4880
e-mail: emattern@atlantic.edu
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Maryann McCall
Assistant Professor, Developmental English
Office: B148
Telephone: (609) 343-4987
e-mail: mccall@atlantic.edu
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Vickie Melograno
Vickie Melograno
Assistant Professor, English
Office: CMCC 327
Telephone: (609) 463-3553
e-mail: vmelogra@atlantic.edu
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Stephanie Natale-Boianelli
Stephanie Natale
Assistant Professor, Developmental English
Office: B148
Telephone: (609) 343-4963
e-mail: snatale@atlantic.edu
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Jay Peterson
Jay Peterson
 
Associate Professor, English
Office: B142
Telephone: (609) 343-5649
e-mail: jpeterso@atlantic.edu
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Effie Russell
Effie Russell
Professor, English
Office: B110
Telephone: (609) 343-4955
e-mail: russell@atlantic.edu
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Richard Russell
 
Assistant Professor, English and Area Coordinator, English
Office: B144
Telephone: (609) 343-4971
e-mail: rrussell@atlantic.edu
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Regina Van Epps
Regina VanEpps
Assistant Professor, English
Office: CMCC 327
Telephone: (609) 463-3550
e-mail: vanepps@atlantic.edu
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Course Offerings

We offer a broad array of courses to suit the various interests and needs of our student body:

  • A series of developmental courses to assist students in reaching preparedness for college-level reading and writing
  • A sequence of composition classes that meet the general education requirement for communication
  • A variety of literature courses
  • A collection of advanced writing courses, including creative writing and professional writing

Click here to check on course availability during a specific semester.

Many of our courses are offered online. For further information, visit the college's distance education page.

Literature Option, Liberal Arts, A.A. degree

The Literature Option is designed for students who wish to major in English and/or linguistics. A broad base in the humanities prepares students for transfer to a four-year college for the baccalaureate degree.

Careers that English studies lead to include advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, teaching and writing.

This option can be earned part-time.

Clubs

Interested in joining the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta? For information, please contact advisor Assistant Professor Vickie Melograno at vmelogra@atlantic.edu or print out and complete the application form.

SKD luncheon 2012

Rewrites

Rewrites is the award-winning literary magazine of the college. Elinor Mattern and Richard Russell are the current advisors. Annually, the staff seeks submissions of artwork, photographs, prose, poetry, and drama from all members of the college community. Questions about the magazine can be addressed to Elinor Mattern at emattern@atlantic.edu. The latest edition of Rewrites was published in the spring of 2012.

Achievements

Effie Russell accepts the Lindback award from President Pete Mora at Atlantic Cape's 2006 graduation ceremony.

2006 Lindback Award Winner Effie Russell

In May of 2002, Regina Van Epps was named the first recipient of the prestigious Lindback award at Atlantic Cape! Below is a picture of Professor Van Epps accepting her plaque from past president Dr. May at the graduation ceremony.

Regina Van Epps receiving Lindback award

Did you know four members of the English Department have been named Teacher of the Year by the student body? Jay Peterson currently wears that mantle. Gerri Black, Effie Russell and Regina Van Epps were awarded the same honor by students in recent years. Thank you, colleagues, for your good work.