English Department News


Faculty Appear at Fringe Festival


If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event. Read More

Miller Smith Performs Original Bicentennial Piece for Emma Willard School

Miller Smith Performs Original Bicentennial Piece for Emma Willard School


Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the African American Studies Program, and faculty member in the Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) Program, was recently commissioned to create an original piece for the Emma Willard School’s Bicentennial Celebration on May 10. Read More

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors


A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty. Read More

Class of 2014 Presents Class Gift, Student Leader Awards

Class of 2014 Presents Class Gift, Student Leader Awards


On Thursday, May 8, members of the Class of 2014 attended the Senior Convocation, where they presented the College with their class gift and recognized peers for leadership on campus. Read More

Uman, Erklenz-Watts Honored During Commencement Weekend


Two faculty were honored with prestigious awards from the College during Commencement Weekend. Read More

Adjunct Faculty Honored

Adjunct Faculty Honored


On Wednesday evening, April 16, Dr. Randall Krieg, Provost, hosted the inaugural Adjunct Faculty Professional Development and Appreciation Reception. Read More

Senior Wins Poetry Competition


Senior English major Tony Gill tied for first place in his category at the Nazareth College 6th annual Poetry Competition, Writing for Peace and Justice: “the Quest for Freedo.” Read More

Sierra Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education


The work of Dr. Wendi Sierra, Assistant Professor of English, has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlighting a game that she had a hand in inventing. Read More

Faculty and Students Awarded Grants for Service-Learning Projects


At the start of the spring semester, six students and four faculty members received good news and learned that their applications for the Community-Based Service-Learning Civic Engagement grant had been approved. The College’s Center for Community Engagement funded the grant submissions to be put towards spring semester service-learning courses. Read More

Countdown to Commencement – Alissa Kowalski

Countdown to Commencement – Alissa Kowalski


This week’s “Countdown to Commencement” video features Alissa Kowalski, a double major in English and Anthropology. She was nominated by Jim Bowman, Professor of English. Read More


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