Lincoln Center Tutors
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Jessica D'Onofrio is the Director of Fordham’s Lincoln Center Writing Center and a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the English Department. She received her B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing from St. John’s University and her M.A. in British and American Literature from CUNY Hunter College. Her research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, slave narratives and neo-slave narratives, and writing pedagogy. She is currently working on her dissertation which examines the relationship between literacy and freedom in nineteenth-century American literature.
Mary Alcaro is a third-year PhD student in English literature at Rutgers University. She completed her M.A. in English at NYU and her B.A. at Fordham, majoring in English and minoring in Medieval Studies. In her time at Fordham, Mary was a member of the Rose Hill Honors Program and served as the Copy Chief of The Ram. She has been a freelance writing tutor for over ten years, and previously taught high school English. Her current research focuses on 14th century literature, theories of gender and sexuality, and the Black Death in England.
Melissa Bean is a first year PhD student in English at Fordham. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from New York University. Her research interests are in nineteenth-century British literature and the history of science.
Tamara Bechara recently graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University where she received a Master's degree in English Education. She earned her TESOL Certificate from Teachers College and undergraduate degree in art history and French from Bowdoin College. A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, Tamara has taught adult ELL classes at several community-based organizations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including the African Services Committee, Community Impact, and the International Rescue Committee.
Teresa Blackman is a second-year Master's student in English Literature. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Dallas, where she worked as an editor for multiple student publications. Her research interests include poetry and 20th century American literature.
Therese Boccini is currently enrolled in Fordham's Accelerated Master's Program, simultaneously pursuing her MA in English Literature and her BA in both English and Anthropology.
Ciarán Coyle is a second year PhD student in philosophy at Fordham. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and History with minors in International Affairs and Socialist/Marxist Studies at the University of Maine in 2016. While at the University of Maine, he worked for two years as a tutor of formal logic. His research interests include social and political philosophy, critical theory, and the philosophy of history.
Stephanie Diehl is a third-year PhD student in English Literature. She researches eighteenth-century British literature, with a focus on classical reception, gender politics, literary transmission, and educational systems. She received her BA in English from Bridgewater State University, where she was a Senior Writing Consultant in the Writing Studio.
Tommy O’Connor currently works as a tutor at the LC writing center. In May, he will be receiving his undergraduate degree in English. Next year, he will enter the fifth year of the accelerated MA program. His areas of interest include Shakespeare and 1920’s American Literature. Tommy enjoys reading mindless Y/A fiction and comic books on his commute from New Jersey each day. He will (hopefully) earn his Master’s Degree in English next Spring.
Clémence Sfadj is a first-year PhD student in English. A native French speaker, she was born and raised in France and completed her MA in English at the Sorbonne. Her interests include nineteenth-century American literature with an emphasis on newspapers and the early forms of comic strips. She has also worked on semiotics, comics studies and graphic novels, as well as twentieth-century science fiction in the light of postmodernism.
Anna Waterman is a second-year Master’s student in English Literature. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University, where she worked as a Peer Writing Assistant. Her research interests include modernism, poetry and poetics, and sound studies.