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Tony Giffone Ph.D.

Rank: Professor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Office: Knapp 41 and Hale Hall, Room 200

Phone:  631.420.2323        


Dr. Giffone received his doctorate from New York University in the field of Victorian literature. Additionally, he teaches courses in drama, film and literature, multicultural literature, literature of the British Industrial Revolution, and detective fiction. Before coming to Farmingdale, he taught English in China. He has been a member of the CLEP Humanities Advisory Board and has been a reader for the AP English Literature exam since 1991. He has been a member of the English and Humanities Department since 1989, the Assistant Chair of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Major from 2004 to 2011, and is currently the Acting Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Among his varied goals in life is to visit the birthplace or grave of all the American presidents, to travel to 100 countries, and to read every novel ever shortlisted for the Booker Prize.