FCC’s English courses are designed to build the analytical reading, effective writing, informational literacy, and critical thinking skills that are central to ongoing academic, workplace, and life success. We offer courses at every level of student need and ability- including courses for non-native speakers- to encourage students to develop into lifelong learners.

The English faculty teach courses using a variety of instructional methods designed to enable students to research, analyze, summarize, interpret, synthesize, assess, and communicate responsibly. Our literature courses explore a wide variety of cross-cultural works that encourage students to appreciate literature for its aesthetic value and as a window into the human experience.

We offer journalism and creative writing courses as well as opportunities for students to contribute to our college newspaper, The Commuter, and our literary magazine, the Tuscarora Review.


Full-time Faculty Members

Robin Abell Associate Professor 301.846.2670
Teresa Clark  Associate Professor 301.846.2558
Aaron Clayton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 240.629.7834
Frederick Cope  Department Chair, Assistant Professor 301.846.2584
Andrea Dardello, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor 240.629.7828
Lora Diaz  Assistant Professor 301.846.2551
Joseph Healey Developmental Program Manager, Assistant Professor 301.846.2633
Bryan Hiatt  Assistant Professor, EN 101 Coordinator 301.846.2511
Ramon Jones  Assistant Professor 240.629.7837
Magin LaSov Gregg  Associate Professor 301.624.2728
Amy Lee Associate Professor 301.624.2856
Christine Rai  Assistant Professor 301.846.2597
Anne Hoffman  Associate Professor 240.629.7926
Julie Shattuck Ed.D  Professor 301.624.2855
Shemica Sheppard  Associate Professor 240.629.7921
Jocelyn Hirai Assistant Professor 301.846.2450


Contact Information

Cheryl Peterson
Academic Office Manager
Office: H-243

Frederick Cope
Department Chair
Office: H-274

Related Information

Two Year Course Rotation