Develop high-level reading and writing skills. Analyze text, collect and organize research data and write clearly and effectively. This program emphasizes critical reading and writing skills required in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, teaching, communications, business and industry. 

Program Requirements

General Education Courses Credits
  Written and Oral Communications 9
  Mathematics 3
  Natural Science 7-8
  Technology 3
  Social Science 6
  Arts & Humanities (6 credits in a foreign langauge recommended) 9
  History 6
  Diversity 3
  Total 46-47
Program Requirements (Select 12 credit hours from the following:)  
LIT 203 Masterpieces of World Literature I 3
LIT 207 British Literature I 3
LIT 208 British Literature II 3
LIT 209 American Literature I 3
LIT 210 American Literature II 3
LIT 211 Masterpieces of World Literature II  
  Total 12
  Electives 1-2
  Total Required for Degree 61
Program Faculty

No Photo - RCBC LogoMalik Abdul-Jabbaar
Concentrations in Creative Writing, Composition, and Literature
Editor of The Baron Anthology
Office: Laurel Hall 106
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext. 1615


Jonathan Alexander

Jonathan M. Alexander, Ph.D
Concentrations in American Literature, Creative Writing
and Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Office: Laurel Hall, 105
Phone: (856) 242-5291


Jessica Gicking-Aspden

Jessica Gicking-Aspden, MA
Assistant Professor
Concentrations in Literature, Composition and Film
Office: Laurel Hall 111
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext. 1614
Teaching at RCBC since 2010


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Erika Baldt, PhD
Associate Professor
Concentrations in British and World Literature
Office: Laurel Hall 212A
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext. 1613
Teaching at RCBC since 2008

Recent Publications:

  • Forthcoming:  “Katherine Mansfield’s Poetry” in The Bloomsbury Handbook to Katherine Mansfield, Bloomsbury, 2020.
  • Forthcoming:  “‘A god instead of a mortal’: Katherine Mansfield and the Orphic Mysteries” in Katherine Mansfield:  New Directions, Bloomsbury, 2019.
  • “Katherine Mansfield:  Homeostasis, Equanimity, and Fiction” in Re-forming World Literature: Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Short Story, Ibidem, 2018.

Chris Gazzara

Christopher T. Gazzara, MA
Assistant Professor
Concentrations in Composition, Semantics, and English Literature
Office: Laurel Hall 121
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext.1679
Teaching at RCBC since 2005
Mid-Career Fellow, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University

Walter Huttner

Walter Huttner
Assistant Professor
Concentrations in Literature, Composition, and Adult Distance Learning
Office: Laurel Hall 109
Teaching at RCBC since 2010


Diane Schellack

Diane Schellack
Academic Literacy Coordinator
Office: Laurel Hall 312C
Teaching at RCBC since 2000


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Myriah Stubee, MA
Concentrations in Composition and Rhetoric, and Publishing
Office: Laurel Hall 108
Teaching at RCBC since 2019


William Patrick Wend

William Patrick Wend, MA
Assistant Professor
Concentrations in Literature, Composition, and Film
Office: Laurel Hall 113
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext. 1401
Teaching at RCBC since 2009

Recent Publications:

  • Interviewed for "I Tried To Kill The College Essay and Now Professors Are Using My Jeremiad As A Teaching Tool," Slate, 2016.
  • "Hacking The Academy." Book review in Spring 2014 issue of Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts & Science Journal, June 2014.
  • Spanish Translation of my 2009 Essay "Intro To E:Lit: How Electronic Literature Makes Printed Literature Richer." La Palabra y el Hombre, January 2014.
  • "Adapting Dracula As Hypertext." The Victorian, August 2013.

Gina Yanuzzi

Gina Yanuzzi
Coordinator of Developmental English
Composition, Literature, and Film Instructor
Office: Laurel Hall 115
Phone: (856) 222-9311, ext. 1546

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