Rose Hill Tutors

Fall 2016


Matthew Lillo

Matthew D. Lillo is the Director of the Rose Hill Writing Center at Fordham University, where he is also a Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in English. His research interests include sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, late-medieval drama, and theatre and performance studies. He is currently working on his dissertation, “Rogue Music: Theatrical Synergies of English Ballads and Plays, 1500-1649,” and has recently been commissioned to write a libretto for a new children’s opera.


Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson will complete her Master’s in English this semester. She has an MFA in Poetry, and her research interests include Feminism, Psychoanalysis and The Frankfurt School of Social Research. She has written one book of poetry, “No More Masters, No More Manuscripts,” which focuses on female modes of escape from the confines of patriarchy’s dying literary and medical traditions. The authoritarian connections between women and madness fuel many of her academic and poetic pursuits.

Maggie Andresini

Margaret “Maggie” Andresini is a first-year MA student in the English Department. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English at Fordham in 2013 and is excited to be back at Rose Hill! While primarily interested in poetry, Maggie is eager to help students with writing assignments on any topic and for any class.

Tamara Bechara

Growing up in multicultural household, Tamara Bechara was exposed to English and Spanish as a young learner and developed a lifelong passion for languages and teaching. A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, Tamara has taught adult ESOL classes at Community Impact, Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee in Manhattan. She earned her TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University and undergraduate degree in Art History and French from Bowdoin College. In addition to teaching ESOL, Tamara has a professional background in the performing arts and is a certified yoga teacher. She speaks excellent French and Spanish.

Kyle Campbell

Kyle J. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Vermont, University of Edinburgh, and Saint Michael’s College. Kyle’s research focuses on early modern American culture with interests in topics relating to gender, medicine, and madness.

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Alex Finn-Atkins is a first year English PhD student at Fordham University. Her research interests include Early Modern poetry and women's writing. Having worked as a Teaching Assistant while pursuing her Master's degree at Clark University, she enjoys helping students to plan, draft, and revise their academic writing.

Jonah Greebel

Jonah Greebel is a first-year Master’s student of English Literature whose diverse interests range from the Medieval to the Modern period. Before coming to Fordham, Jonah received his BA from Hunter College in English and Religion Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys writing poetry and short stories.

Tugba Ilik

Tugba Ilik is a first year Master’s student in English. She hails from Levittown, Long Island and has previously studied English at SUNY College at Old Westbury, where she also taught at the Writing Center. Her area of interest is 16th and 17th-century literature.

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Melissa Likiardopoulos is a second-year English Master’s student. Before coming to Fordham, she received her B.A. in Religious Studies at Hellenic College in Boston and spent a semester teaching in an elementary school. She is interested in all forms of Children's Literature, but especially fairy tales and picture books.

Rhianna Marks-Watton

Rhianna Marks-Watton is a first year Ph.D. student in the English Department and is interested in early American literature. She also has a background in creative writing.

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John Miele is a first-year MA student in the Fordham English department, having received BAs in English and Russian Studies from the University of Rochester. His projected areas of study include modern and contemporary American and British fiction, focusing on questions of identity (by gender, race, sexuality, social class, etc.), and the experience of inclusion or exclusion on those grounds as a defining approach to one's relationship with literary works.


Maxwell RacineMax Racine is a first-year Ph.D. student in Philosophy. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Boston College. His main interests lie in ethics, existentialism, and the history of modern philosophy.

Nicole Siegel is a first year History PhD student at Fordham University, where she also received her MA. Before coming to Fordham, Nicole studied History and Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh (BA).  Her research interests include American History and Jewish History.

Fatima Selimovski

Fatima Selimovski is a first-year English MA student interested in American Literature. Before coming to Fordham, she received her BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. She has gained valuable experience teaching English in both urban and suburban schools in Connecticut.

Nathaniel Svogun

Nate Svogun is a first-year MA student in English. Before coming to Fordham, he received his BA in English at Providence College. His areas of interest include seventeenth-century literature (especially Milton and Shakespeare), fantasy, and science fiction.