Humanities Faculty

Sheila Allen

Professor


B.S., Indiana University of PA
M.Ed., Indiana University of PA
Ph.D., Univ Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Sheila Allen teaches both teacher education and transitional studies reading courses at Harford Community College. She is an author or co-author of several books and articles on reading and teacher education. She taught as a reading specialist in grades kindergarten through eight before joining the college. Her current interest is with prospective career changers into teaching. She teaches Exploring Teaching as a Next Career at Harford to assist these individuals in making the decision to teach.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2192
Email:  sallen@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/sallen

Mark Brock-Cancellieri

Assistant Professor


B.A., Univ. of Mary Washington
M.A., University of New Orleans


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2296
Email:  mcancellieri@harford.edu

Laura Fox

Associate Professor


B.A., Michigan State Univ
M.A., Humboldt St University

Laura Fox is an associate professor in the Humanities Division, teaching composition, literature, and drama. As advisor to the Warriors, she produces two student theatrical productions each year: The Vagina Monologues each February and another production in the summer. Her one act play, The Professor's Wife, received a staged reading at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore in February 2004 as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. The play received its world premier performance at HCC in November 2004. In the summer of 2006, her play The Pirates' Story allowed her to be selected to attend the two-week Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive in Washington, D.C., and the play was chosen for a workshop at the Fell's Point Corner Theater in November 2012. She has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University in Telecommunications and a masters from Humboldt State University with a dual emphasis in Literature and the Teaching of Writing.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2413
Email:  LFox@harford.edu

Cynthia Gribbin

Resident Faculty


B.A., Univ Maryland College Park
M.A., Notre Dame of MD University

Cynthia started at HCC in 2003. She also taught at the Community College of Baltimore College.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2659
Email:  CGribbin@harford.edu

Linda Heil

Associate Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.S., Towson University
G.C.E.R.T., Univ MD-University College

Linda started at HCC in 2001. Prior to coming to HCC, she taught communication studies classes at Towson University and computer information systems courses at CCBC Essex. Her career includes many years with C&P Telephone Co. of Maryland, Bell Atlantic now known as Verizon, where she was a trainer and manager.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2106
Email:  LHeil@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/LHeil/

Elizabeth Holmes

Associate Professor


B.A., Westminster College
M.Ed., Loyola University Maryland

Elizabeth Holmes has taught transitional reading and writing since joining the faculty at HCC in 2006. Prior to that, she taught in Harford County Public Schools for nine years. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association and has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2231
Email:  EHolmes@harford.edu

Jennifer Jacobs

Assistant Professor


B.A., Franklin Pierce College
M.A., Pittsburg State University

Jennifer Jacobs has been a faculty member at HCC since 2004 in both the Transitional Studies and Humanities divisions. A New England native, she previously taught English composition and advanced research writing at New England College in New Hampshire, where she also served as department chair. After moving to Maryland, she spent several years teaching developmental and credit English courses at Marymount University and Montgomery College. Her instructional focus continues to be the integration of educational technology in developmental writing courses.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2076
Email:  JJacobs@harford.edu

Dorothy Miller

Professor


B.S., Bloomsburg Univ of Penn
M.A., Johns Hopkins Univ
M.Ed., Bloomsburg Univ of Penn
Ed.D., Columbia University


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2253
Email:  DeMiller@harford.edu

Susan Muaddi Darraj

Associate Professor


B.A., Rutgers State Univ of NJ
M.A., Rutgers State Univ of NJ

Professor Muaddi Darraj teaches literature and creative writing. She has written several books, including The Inheritance of Exile (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), which received several awards and which was selected for translation by the US State Department's prestigious Arabic Book Program. She also edited Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing (Praeger, 2004), and co-edited Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz (MLA Press, 2012). Her essays and fiction have appeared on NPR as well as in anthologies such as Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Feminism, Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century, and Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Little Patuxent Review, New York Stories, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mizna, City Paper, Calyx, the Iowa Journal of the Humanities, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was a finalist in the Maureen Egen Writing Awards, a Maryland-wide competition. She also co-organizes the popular Conversations & Connections Conference in Washington DC (www.writersconnectconference.com) and is an editor at Barrelhouse Magazine (www.barrelhousemag.com).


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2063
Email:  smuaddid@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/SDarraj/

Meredyth Puller

Associate Professor


B.A., Kent State Univ-Kent Cam
M.A., Youngstown State Univ

Meredyth Puller joined the HCC faculty in 2006. Since then, she has taught College Composition, Composition and Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Advanced Fiction/Nonfiction, and Business Communications. While teaching at HCC, she has served as a fiction editor of The Baltimore Review. She is also the co-author, with Professor Susan Muaddi Darraj, of The United Arab Emirates: Creation of the Modern Middle East published by Chelsea House in 2008. Professor Puller is a member of the Modern Language Association, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Conference on College Composition and Communications.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2030
Email:  MPuller@harford.edu

Lisa Tittle

Professor


B.S., Towson University
M.S., McDaniel College
Ed.D., Morgan State University

A Harford County native, Lisa Tittle has been teaching reading and writing for more than 20 years. Before joining HCC full time in 2001, she taught middle and high school language arts for Harford County Public Schools. Currently, Lisa teaches developmental reading and writing courses as well as English composition.

In 2007, Mrs. Tittle received the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development award for teaching and leadership excellence. She was also president of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading Association and co-chaired HCC's self-study in 2012. Additionally, Mrs. Tittle has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on active learning strategies to teach reading and writing. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in community college leadership at Morgan State University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2104
Email:  ltittle@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/LTittle/

Colleen Webster

Professor


B.A., Notre Dame of MD University
M.A., University of Delaware

Colleen Webster teaches a variety of writing and literature classes and is the lead Creative Writing teacher. Her Certificate in Environmental Studies has led her to create themed 101 and 102 courses that focus on Ecology and the Environment. She has published over 70 poems and many essays in a variety of journals.

In addition, she is an active field trip member of the Harford Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society, and teaches and leads workshops, retreats and conferences for the Ohio State Arts Council, Maine Audubon Society at Hog Island, Johns Hopkins Center for Breast Health and more. She has developed and performs three one woman shows on Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Emily Dickinson and is a speaker for the Maryland Humanities Council.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2280
Email:  CWebster@harford.edu

Scott West

Assistant Professor


A.A., Harford Comm College
B.A., Goucher College
M.A., Morgan State University
M.F.A., University of Baltimore


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2266
Email:  SWest@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/SWest/