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Dorothy Altman

Associate Professor and Co-Director of The Honors Program                                 Dorothy Altman
Office:  L-329

E-mail: daltman@bergen.edu and d.altman@excite.com

Degrees: Ph.D. in Literature, SUNY Albany; M.A. in English, Hunter College; B.A. English Honors, SUNY Albany (Secondary Teaching Certificate).

Areas of Specialization: Early American Literature, Modern American Literature, Modern British Literature, Shakespeare, Women's Studies and Creative Writing.

Courses Taught: Composition I and II/Creative Writing/Social Aspects of Literature/American Literature to 1880 and American Literature from 1880 to present/Women in Literature/World Literature from 1650 to Present.

Publications: "Using PowerPoints in the Classroom" Advocate (fall 2007),"Creating a Successful Honors Program" Issues in Education at Community Colleges (2005); "Teaching the Hybrid" TYCANor'Easter (2004); "Mentoring for Beacon" TYCA Nor'Easter (2002); "Challenges Surrounding Faculty Development for Adjuncts," NEMLA Newspaper (2001); "Jean Genet and Georges Querelle: A Quest for Identity" Modern Language Studies (1987), "Harper Lee, "Dictionary of Literary Biography, "Mid-morning" and "Waiting" Taleisan (2006); "My Father's Religion" Threads (2005); "Last Light" Equus (2003) "Defining September 11th"September (2002);"Flight" Pike Creek Review (2000) and Winner of Julie Baier Award Mid-South Writers' Association (1994); "Sudden Death," Writer's Cramp (1999).

Current Projects: Co-directing the BCC Honors Program, co-directing the Beacon Conference for Student Scholars at Two-Year Colleges, 2008, NJWA and Beacon Steering Committees, Treasurer of NJWA, member of Faculty Senate, Chair of Creative Writing Group, Labyrinth, Discussion Leader of Bear's Nest Book Group.
Special Interests: writing, horseback riding, swimming, yoga.

Philosophy of Teaching: Education is an active partnership between student and teacher that empowers and exhilarates.