Faculty: Literature

School of Humanities:
Literature Faculty (Board of Study)

Anthony Paul Domestico
Assistant Professor of Literature

AB, Harvard University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University.
anthony.domestico@purchase.edu | anthonydomestico.com

Gari LaGuardia
Associate Professor of Spanish and Literature

BA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
gari.laguardia@purchase.edu

Elise V. Lemire
Professor of Literature
BA, Yale University; MA, PhD, Rutgers University.
elise.lemire@purchase.edu

Kathleen A. McCormick (on leave 2014–15)
Professor of Literature and Pedagogy
BA, Boston College; MA, PhD, University of Connecticut. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
kathleen.mccormick@purchase.edu

Gaura Narayan
Assistant Professor of Literature

BA (Honors), Delhi University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University.
gaura.narayan@purchase.edu

Lee Schlesinger
Associate Professor of Literature

BA, Brandeis University; PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
lee.schlesinger@purchase.edu

Aviva Taubenfeld
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
aviva.taubenfeld@purchase.edu

Gary Waller
Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies

BA, MA, University of Auckland; PhD, University of Cambridge.
gary.waller@purchase.edu

Louise Yelin
Professor of Literature
AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
louise.yelin@purchase.edu

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Faculty Emeriti

Kay Ellen Capo
Associate Professor Emerita of Literature and Theatre and Performance

BA, LeMoyne College; MA, PhD, Northwestern University.

Bell Chevigny
Professor Emerita of Literature

BA, Wellesley College; MA, PhD, Yale University.

Maria Gagliardo
Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish and Literature

Maestra Normal Nacional, Argentina; BA, MA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Sheldon Grebstein
University Professor Emeritus of Literature

BA, University of Southern California; MA, Columbia University; PhD, Michigan State University. President of Purchase College, 1981–93.

Naomi Holoch
Associate Professor Emerita of French and Literature

BA, Oberlin College; Licence-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; PhD, Columbia University.

Thomasenia M. Hutchins
Associate Professor Emerita of Literature

BA, MS, Fordham University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Julius Novick
Professor Emeritus of Literature and Drama Studies

BA, Harvard University; DFA, Yale University.

Ronnie Scharfman
Professor Emerita of French and Literature

BA, Bryn Mawr College; Licence-ès-Lettres, Maitrise-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; MPhil, PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Richard Stack
Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature

BA, Trinity College, Dublin; PhD, Stanford University.

Robert Stein
Professor Emeritus of Literature

BA, Hofstra University; MA, PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Nina Pelikan Straus
Professor Emerita of Literature

BA, Bennington College; PhD, New York University.

Philippa Wehle
Professor Emeritus of French, Drama Studies, and Literature

BA, Bucknell University; MA, Middlebury College; PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Updated Sept. 22, 2014

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