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Judy Halebsky

Judy Halebsky

Assistant Professor of English
Co-Chair, Department of Literature and Languages

Contact

Office: Angelico 327
Phone: (415) 482-1846
E-mail: judy.halebsky@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, Performance Studies, University of California, Davis
MFA, English and Creative Writing, Mills College
BA, Creative Arts, Mount Allison University, Canada
MEXT Research Fellowship in Japanese Literature, Hosei University, Japan
Monbusho Research Fellowship in Japanese Art, Kanazawa College of Art, Japan

Selected Publications

Judy Halebsky is the author of two collections of poetry, Tree Line and Sky=Empty, both published by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center have supported her work. Her article on the cultural translation of Japanese Noh theatre won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Asian Performance. She has published articles and book reviews in the Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Literature, among others. In 2012, she received a Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities.

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Joan Baranow

Associate Professor of English
Co-Chair, Department of Literature and Languages

Contact

Office: Angelico 108
Phone: (415) 485-3264
E-mail: joan.baranow@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, English, Rutgers University
MA, English with Certificate in Creative Writing, SUNY-Binghamton
BA, English, Cum Laude, Hollins College
La Scuola Italiana, Middlebury College

Selected Publications

Poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, The Antioch Review, Feminist Studies, The Squaw Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, The Western Journal of Medicine, and other magazines. Her poetry has also appeared in Women Write Their Bodies: Stories of Illness and Recovery, issued by Kent State University Press. Her book of poetry, Living Apart, was published by Plain View Press.

 

Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

Associate Professor, English
Senior Thesis/Project Professor, 2014-2015

Contact

Office: Guzman 208
Phone: (415) 485-3276
E-mail: mojgan.behmand@dominican.edu

Dominican Scholar Profile

Education 

PhD, Magna Cum Laude, English and American Studies University of Dusseldorf, Germany
MA, Magna Cum Laude, English and American Studies University of Dusseldorf, Germany

Selected Publications

Published: “Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies of Escape and Inclusion” in Rahavard: A Persian Quarterly Journal of Iranian Studies. Summer and Autumn Issues 91 and 92, E-48-52; “Berkeley Rep Does Arabs” published online in iranian.com, November 2008; The Eagle of Broken Covenant: Representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine in British and American Drama. Dusseldorf. 2002. (Microfiche); Murder, Madness and the Literary Representation of Women in Selected Novels of Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Dusseldorf. 2000. (Microfiche); "Spurensuche mit Tschador (Seeking the Past in Persia)." Cosmopolitan (Germany) November 2000: 251-256.

Presented: "Prince and Martyr: Recasting Shahnameh’s Seyavash in Daneshvar’s Savushun.” 20th Annual International Conference on Medievalism. Baltimore, Maryland, October 14, 2005; "Complexity in Reading Lolita in Tehran.” March 10, 2005, as introduction to Azar Nafisi’s lecture at George Mason University; “Big History as a Required One-Year Freshman Sequence.” Co-authored with Cynthia Brown. 20th Annual World History Association conference in Beijing, China, July 7-10, 2011.

 

Tom Burke

Thomas Burke

Assistant Professor of English and Social & Cultural Studies

Contact

Office: Angelico 306
Phone: (415) 482-3541
Email: thomas.burke@domincan.edu

Education

MFA, Writing, University of San Francisco
License (MA), French Language and Civilization, University of Paris, La Sorbonne
BA, Tulane University

Selected Publications

His fiction has appeared in The Evergreen Chronicles, The James White Review, The Chiron Review, Tulane Collegian
and Review and other magazines. His essays have appeared in Bless Me Father, Guy Writers, Queer and Catholic and other anthologies. His collection of short fiction, Where Is Home, was published by Fithian Press.

 

Radica Ostojic-Portello

Radica Ostojic-Portello

Assistant Professor International Languages

Contact

Office: Angelico 221
Phone: (415) 482-1951
Email: radica.ostojic-portello@dominican.edu

Education

Post-Graduate Study, University of Complutense, Madrid, University of Sorbonne, Paris, and University of California, Berkeley
MA, Spanish Literature, University of Philology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
BA, Spanish Language and Literature, University of Philology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Selected Publications

Professor Ostojić-Portello is an accomplished translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry and prose into Serbo-Croatian. She was the recipient of the Golden Bell Marin County Award for Outstanding Teaching (2005) and prestigious Hayward Award for Excellence in Education from the State of California (2007). That same year she was a United States Teacher of the Year Nominee. She has been teaching at Dominican since 2001 and actively participated in the creation of our Spanish Minor in 2011. She teaches courses in Spanish language and literature and conducts Study Abroad programs to Mexico and Spain.

 

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of English

Contact

Office: Angelico 220
Phone: (415) 257-1313
Email: carlos.rodriguez@dominican.edu

Education

ABD, American Literature, Stanford University
MA, English with Writing Emphasis, University of California - Davis
BA, English and Creative Writing, University of Arizona

Selected Publications

His poetry has appeared in Persona, California Quarterly, Sequoia, Poets for Peace: A Crisis Anthology, Standards, Pilgrimage and other magazines. Essays have appeared in American Masculinities and programs for The Latino Film Festival of Marin. One-act plays, A Place We Can Go and Manorexia, have been produced and performed at the Fringe of Marin and Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco.

 

 


 

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Sister Aaron Winkelman, OP

Professor of English, Emerita

Contact

Office: Angelico 120
Phone: (415) 257-1378
E-mail: aaron.winkelman@dominican.edu

Education

PhD in English, University of California, Los Angeles
MA in English, San Francisco State University
BA in English, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

 

Specialty of Study

Chaucer, Dante, Shakespeare, Literary Criticism.

 

 


 

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Janis Bell

Adjunct Professor

Contact

Phone: (415) 883-1928
E-mail: janis.bell@dominican.edu

Education

MA, English, SF State University, San Francisco
BA English, University of California, Berkeley
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Shepherd Bliss

Instructor

Contact

Office: Angelico 218
Phone: (707) 829-8185
E-mail: shepherd.bliss@dominican.edu

Education

DMin, University of Chicago Divinity School
Post-Doctoral Study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ordained United Methodist Minister, Drew University Theological School
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Robert Bradford

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 303
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: robert.bradford@dominican.edu

Education

MA, Humanities with a Writing Concentration, 2006, Dominican University of California
BA, Humanities (Summa Cum Laude), Dominican University of California
AA, Humanities, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
AA, Communications, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

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Alan Cumings

Adjunct Associate Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 303
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: alan.cumings@dominican.edu

Education

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Graham Guest

Instructor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: graham.guest@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, Literature, Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK
MFA, Writing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
JD, Law, University of Houston, Houston, TX, US
AMA, Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
BA, Philosophy, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA

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Caroline Hanssen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: caroline.hanssen@dominican.edu

Education

MA, English, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
BA, Humanities, Humanities, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
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Chris Johnson

Instructor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: chris.johnson@dominican.edu

Education

M.L.S., Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois
M.S., Magazine Journalism, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
B.S., Journalism, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

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Alisa Klinger

Instructor

Contact

Office: Angelico 303
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: alisa.klinger@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, English with a Cultural Studies Emphasis, University of California at Berkeley
MA, English, with a concentration on Renaissance Drama, Queen's University

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J. Daniel May

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico Hall 303
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: jdaniel.may@dominican.edu

Education

MA English, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
BA Film, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
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Noel Robertson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 303
Phone: (415) 257-1351
E-mail: noel.robertson-gutierrez@dominican.edu

Education

MA English, University of California, Berkeley
BA English, University of California, Berkeley
AA Liberal Arts, Marin Community College, Kentfield, CA

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Marianne Rogoff

Adjunct Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: marianne.rogoff@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, Transformative Inquiry, California Institute of Integral Studies
MA, English: Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
BA, English, Rutgers University

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Sister Marie Sagues, OP

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 120
Phone: (415) 257-1378
E-mail: marie.sagues@dominican.edu

Education

MA, Music History, University of California, Berkeley
MA, English Literature, Dominican College of San Rafael
BA, Music, Dominican College of San Rafael
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Richard Simon

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: richard.simon@dominican.edu

Education

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Deanne Sorola

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: deanne.sorola@dominican.edu

Education

MA, English, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
BA, English, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
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Lisa Thomas

Instructor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: lisa.thomas@dominican.edu

Education

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Jan VanStavern

Associate Professor

Contact

Office: Angelico 305
Phone: (415) 257-0111
E-mail: jan.vanstavern@dominican.edu

Education

PhD, English Literature, UC Davis

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