Meet the Staff
Dawn graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Comparative Literature from Queens College in Spring 2002. After a long hiatus in her education, she is currently enrolled in the MA program in English at Queens College and hopes to graduate by Spring 2020. Dawn is interested in Composition and Rhetoric Studies and multi-ethnic literature in the United States, especially in the area of Asian American women’s literature. She is working on a research project that focuses on Chinese American immigrant women’s autobiographies/memoirs that emphasize the mother daughter inter-generational dialogue through the craft of storytelling as a way to heal from personal trauma.
In recent years, Dawn has attended both regional and national conferences on tutoring in general and writing tutoring in particular.
Anthony Michael D’Agostino has served as an adjunct instructor at Marymount Manhattan College for six years and a tutor on and off since 2007. He is also an instructor for MMC’s summer program for rising first years, Jump Start. He earned his doctorate in English Literature at Fordham University. His work concentrates on the nineteenth-century novel, superhero comics, queer theory, and feminism. His articles, “Flesh-to-Flesh Contact: Marvel Comics’ Rogue and the Queer Feminist Imagination,” and “Telepathy and Sadomasochism in Jane Eyre,” appear in American Literature and Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, respectively. In 2018, he was the recipient of MMC’s first-ever Adjunct Teaching Award in Writing.
Osman Tamim joined Marymount Manhattan College as a Math Coach in 2011 and has served as an adjunct instructor from time to time, as recently as summer 2019. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn. His research interests include nonlinear and convex analysis, optimization, and game theory. Degrees: M.S., Mathematics, NYU Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Putra, Malaysia, B.S., Education, Mathematics and Physics, University of Juba, Sudan.
Deanna Twain has been teaching American Sign Language and Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College since 2000 and the summer HEOP writing course at Marymount for eight years. She has been tutoring writing and ASL in CAST for many years. Deanna studied American Sign Language at the New York Society for the Deaf and then proceeded into the NYSD’s interpreter training program which culminated with her Certfication as a Sign Language Interpreter. She worked in the field as an interpreter in medical, legal and personal situations. At Marymount she has designed two levels of ASL study and for graduates of those courses she can organize and oversee three credit internships within the Deaf community. A former actress, she worked with her late husband, producer Norman Twain, developing film scripts and plays and working with the writers on those projects. Their last project together, The Lifespan of a Fact was a recent Broadway success: https://www.lifespanofafact.com