Dr. Patricia F. Tarantello

Lecturer of English and Director First Year Seminar


Dr. Tarantello’s very positive experience as an English major at Marist College encouraged her to pursue her MA and PhD in English at Fordham University. Delighted to be teaching full-time at Marist, she hopes to inspire students in her First Year Seminar, Core Literature, and Writing for College classes, as her professors once inspired her. She fosters a friendly dynamic in the classroom, encourages active learning experiences in her courses, helps students develop necessary critical thinking and writing skills, and exposes them to interesting and thought-provoking texts. Dr. Tarantello is enthusiastic about literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but always considers issues such as race, class, and gender, which are topics that are still relevant today. She hopes that students who take her classes leave with a better appreciation for the topic, but, more importantly, that they learn the value of hard work, persistence, and revision. In addition to teaching, Dr. Tarantello advises the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and is a member of the Marist Ally Network.

Dr. Tarantello currently serves as the director of the First Year Seminar program.


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Patricia F. Tarantello

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(845) 575-3000, ext. 2178