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Mission Statement

The English Department strives to improve students’ active reading abilities, written and oral expression, and critical thinking skills.  Through its commitment to open access, the English department enhances all aspects of literacy and develops stronger readers, writers, and thinkers for certificates, degrees, transfer, and life-long learning.

Goal

Through close reading and analysis of diverse texts and by crafting written works for various audiences, students will be able to think deeply, argue convincingly, and communicate effectively.

Points of Pride

  • Clubs: Creative Writing and S.P.E.A.K.
  • College Success Workshops
  • English Fast Tracks (noncredit offerings)
  • English Pathways to Connecticut State Universities
  • Grant Recipients
  • Honors Program
  • Lectures, readings, panel discussions, workshops, and special literary events
  • Poetry Festival
  • Partnerships with the community, adult education, high schools, and universities
  • Publications: Pegasus, student literary journal
  • Transitional Year Program

Learning Outcomes

  • To construct written works for different audiences.
  • To read, comprehend, and analyze challenging and diverse texts.
Which English Course Should I Take?

Meet our Faculty

Coordinator
Donna Bontatibus

Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5802
Email: dbontatibus@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow 520
Office Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 – 9:20 a.m., Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. –  12:15 p.m. (and by appointment)
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May M. Coryell

English Professor
Phone: 860-343-5803
Email: mcoryell@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow 520
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., 10:35 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. (Middletown), Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., 10:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. (Meriden) (and by appointment)
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Adam Floridia

Associate Professor, English
Phone: 203-608-3015
Email: afloridia@mxcc.edu 
Office Location: Meriden Center, Room 403
Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays  1:45 – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
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Catherine Hostetter

Instructional Support Specialist, English
Phone: 860-343-5862
Email: chostetter@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow 418
Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Eva Jones

Assistant Professor, English
School of Arts & Media, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Phone: 860-343-5854
Email: ejones2@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, 520
Office Hours: Mondays 4:15 – 5:15 p.m., Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.
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Terence McNulty

Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5889
Email: tmcnulty@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow 520
Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
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Christine Ruggiero

Associate Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5878
Email: cruggiero@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow 520
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and by appointment