Anthony DiPiazza

Born and raised in Texas—with a three-year stint in Kansas—Anthony DiPiazza expatriated to the Bronx, New York in the summer of 2008, where he adjuncted for several years at Hostos Community College, Marymount Manhattan, and Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus) in addition to SUNY Maritime before his promotion to full-time “visiting lecturer” in 2013 and then to “lecturer” in 2017.

At Maritime, Mr. DiPiazza develops and teaches ENGL 103: Freshman English II for Engineers, a course in technical writing in the sciences; he is the only professor who has taught this course every semester since its approval into the college curriculum in 2010.  This course begins with a deconstruction of linguistic metaphors, derived from DiPiazza’s undergraduate research in music in literature and later his graduate and post-graduate scholarship in logic, rhetoric, linguistics, and semiotics.  The course then advocates for a language of discipline-specific metaphors.  As a former computer science major, DiPiazza also integrates his studies in integral calculus, differential equations, and physics, as well as his independent research in basic material science to inform his students’ writing.

In addition to his teaching, DiPiazza also serves on the college’s Faculty Assessment Committee (FAC), where he composes departmental learning objectives and compiles data for accreditation institutions, such as SUNY and Middle States.

Mr. DiPiazza currently lives in New Rochelle, NY with his wife Charlotte Willis, PhD; their son Gabriel; and their unborn, yet-unnamed, baby-boy-to-be (coming in March 2020).

  • Master of Arts, English Literature:  University of Miami (Miami, FL), Fall 2008.
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature:  West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX), Spring 2006.
  • Fordham University: “Sex, Death, and Boredom,” February 2010.  Chaired Panel entitled “’The Same Sad Palette’: Creative Form and Death.”
  • West Texas A&M University Student Research Conference, March 2006.  Presented “The Manipulative Music of Orpheus's Lyre in Alan Warner's Morvern Callar.” Also accepted at Austin College Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities, April 2006.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY), January 2009 – December 2012.  Courses: ENGL 1101 and 1102: Composition I and II.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY), August 2010 – May 2011.  Courses: ENG 110: Expository Writing.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Marymount Manhattan (Manhattan, NY), February – May 2010.  Courses: WRIT 102: Forming Identities.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Frank Phillips Community College-Allen Campus (Perryton, TX), June – August 2009. Courses: ENGL 1301 and 1302:  Freshman English I and II.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Miami (Miami, FL), 2007 – 2008. Courses: ENGL 105: Freshman Composition I; and ENGL 106: Freshman Composition II: Writing about Music.
Honors & Awards
  • 10-year recognition from SUNY Maritime (Spring 2019)
  • The Dean’s Prize for Service from SUNY Maritime (March 2018)
  • United University Professions (UUP) Discretionary Awards (2014, 2015, 2018)
  • 5-year recognition from SUNY Maritime (Fall 2014)
  • ENGL 90: Practice in Writing and Reading, which is part of Maritime’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) conducted during Summer Session II
  • ENGL 101: Freshman English I
  • ENGL 103: Freshman English II for Engineers (Course Supervisor)