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Tony Giffone, Ph.D.

English & Humanities
 Knapp Hall, room 41


  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., New York University


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, and literature of the British Industrial Revolution. Before coming to Farmingdale, he taught English in China. He 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, and the served as the Associate Chair of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Major from 1994 to 2017. 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.