Professor Bernstein teaches Fundamentals of Writing I and II as well as English I (classroom and online) and II. Previously, she served as a tenured faculty member at St. Johns River State College. She also taught Composition I and II as well as Literary Theory at the University of Central Florida, where she is working on her Ph.D. in Texts and Technology. Professor Bernstein is the coordinator of the Florida State Exit Exam and maintains active memberships with the Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Two-Year College English Association.
Professor Bisirri has taught a wide range of courses, including Cultural Literacy, Journalism, Fundamentals of Writing, Reading, Composition and Literature. Her teaching focus at Seminole State is Honors English I, English I and English II. Professor Bisirri's interest in promoting collaborative work in the classroom has allowed her to present at conferences and conduct workshops on facilitating peer response groups in the classroom.
Professor Feldman has experience teaching Developmental English, English I and II, Research Writing, Technical Writing and Journalism. In addition to teaching, she serves as the adjunct faculty advisor/English Department coordinator as well as the co-coordinator of the Florida State Exit Exam at Seminole State. Professor Feldman is an active member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society; contributes to Developmental English focus groups throughout the state of Florida; and participates in local, national and international professional conferences.
Professor Flanagan teaches Fundamentals of Writing I and II, English I and II, and British Literature I at Seminole State College. She also has taught English I in online and hybrid formats. Professor Flanagan is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Before moving to Florida, she taught at California State University, Fresno, and the University of Connecticut.
Professor Harris is the host of Seminole State College's Tuesday Voices open-microphone poetry sessions and the coordinator of the school's student creative writing competitions. He also teaches English I and Creative Writing. Professor Harris' stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, Folio and Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.
Professor Jordan teaches English I, English II and Honors English II. He also occasionally teaches special-topic seminars, which cover subjects such as as modernism and feminism. Professor Jordan specializes in 18th-century British literature, gender studies and environmental/animal studies. He has spoken about these topics at national and international conferences and has published a chapter on Frances Burney in a collection titled A Celebration of Frances Burney (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007). Professor Jordan also is affiliated with Aphra Behn Online, an interactive, Web-based journal.
Professor Kellen teaches Fundamentals of Writing I and II, English I and II, and Dramaturgical Studies (classroom and online). She incorporates strategies based on multiple intelligence theories and various learning styles to lead her classes.
Professor Magarine teaches Creative Writing as well as English I and II. She enjoys writing short stories when she's not working with students or agonizing over her unfinished novel. Her first collection of stories, Migratory Patterns of Certain Birds, is an exploration of the peculiarities of living in Florida.
Professor McLane is a reading instructor at Seminole State. Previously, she served as the English learning specialist in the Center for Personalized Study and taught English courses at Palm Beach State College - South Campus. Professor McLane also served as an adjunct instructor at Seminole State and Valencia Community College, teaching English and reading courses from 1994-98.
Professor Merritt is a full-time reading instructor and reading coordinator. She is responsible for curriculum development, coordination of reading instruction and reading lab support. Professor Merritt has served on many committees and attended many conferences during her tenure at Seminole State.
Professor Reis-Palatiere teaches English I and II and has served as the faculty advisor for Seminole State's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. She also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Mensa Ltd. and the Modern Language Association.
Dr. Salmon, a Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient, has taught Modern American and British Literature at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Idaho and Washington State University. He is the author of two highly-praised books on literary criticism, a member of American Mensa Ltd., and the founder and director of The Moveable Feast, a monthly symposium that encourages interdisciplinary awareness and creativity.
Professor Schmidt is the Associate Dean of the Department of English. He has made numerous scholarly contributions to modern literature and received several grants that have culminated in award-winning television documentaries. Professor Schmidt is actively involved in programs that give students opportunities to travel and study abroad.
Professor Secord teaches Literature, Composition and Developmental English and enjoys integrating technology into her courses. In addition to Seminole State, she has taught at the University of Central Florida, the University of California, Riverside and Riverside Community College. She also has served as a writing center coordinator at Santa Barbara City College. Professor Secord's primary research interest is literature and environment, and she presents papers at related conferences. She also enjoys writing poetry and creative essays.
Dr. Smith teaches English Composition I and II as well as Contemporary Literature. He also serves as the interim assistant director of Seminole State's Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute.
Dr. Speller teaches Fundamentals of Writing I and II as well as English I (classroom and hybrid) and II. Before joining the Seminole State faculty, she taught Freshman Composition at Florida State University, as well as English I and II, American Literature and African American Literature at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Speller is one of two faulty advisors for the African American Cultural Forum, a student-run organization, and is an active member of the Faculty Senate.
Professor Tensen, who has more than 10 years experience instructing in online and networked writing environments, teaches Fundamentals of Writing II, English I and II, and British Literature II. Her textbook, Research Strategies for a Digital Age, published by Wadsworth-Cengage, empowers students to use modern technology to employ conventional research techniques.