Humanities Faculty

Mark Brock-Cancellieri

English Faculty


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 - English


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

Jim Galbraith

Professor of English and Spanish


B.A., St Johns University-NY
M.A., St Johns University-NY
M.L.A., Johns Hopkins Univ


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2297
Email:  JGalbrai@harford.edu

Cynthia Gribbin

Faculty - Speech


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 of Communication Studies


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/

Emily Jensen

Professor of English


B.A., Notre Dame of MD University
M.Ed., Towson University

Emily began teaching at HCC in 1990. She previously taught at Notre Dame of Maryland University and for Harford County Public Schools. She has published articles in College Teaching, Student Success: A Newsletter of College Survival, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2453
Email:  EJensen@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/EJensen/

Dorothy Miller

Professor of English


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 of English


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/

Gary Owens

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion


B.S., Towson University
Ph.D., Purdue University


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2454
Email:  GOwens@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/GOwens/

Meredyth Puller

Assistant Professor of English


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

Bill Stiffler

Professor of English


B.A., Eastern Washington University
M.A., Eastern Washington University

Bill Stiffler has taught technical writing, research writing, business communications, and business and professional speech since joining the faculty in 1973. An active member of the Society for Technical Communication and the National Council of Teachers of English, he has also taught at the University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, and Eastern Washington University.

Bill is the recipient of local and national awards in the areas of online instruction and excellence in teaching of college English.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2292
Email:  BStiffle@harford.edu
Faculty Webpage:  http://ww2.harford.edu/faculty/BStiffler/

Colleen Webster

Professor of English


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

Faculty - English


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/

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