Stephen Cicirelli, M.F.A.

Lecturer of English

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About Professor Cicirelli

Stephen Cicirelli is a graduate of Columbia University and Saint Joseph’s University, currently serving as a Lecturer of English at Saint Peter’s University.

“In my classes, I use a combination of lecture and discussion. When class is at its best, I feel less like a professor and more like a moderator, allowing my students to engage directly with one another and with me. This approach empowers students. They become invested and emboldened and are up to the task when I ask them to clarify their positions or when I challenge their assumptions. Every good teacher I’ve ever had has been able to peel away the layers of complexity to let an idea show in its simplicity. This is my goal every time I step in front of my classes. For me, good writing and good thinking are not skills that develop independently of each other. They develop in tandem, and to nurture one and not the other is to do only half the job.”

Career & Accomplishments


  • Columbia University, M.F.A.

  • Saint Joseph's University, B.A.


  • Guest on Studio A, 89.9 FM WKCR (NYC), 2016

  • KGB Reading Series in New York City, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Hegelianism in Flash 10.1, 2017

  • Quitting in Eunoia Review, 2016

  • Noteworthy in Cardinal Sins 35.1, 2015

  • The Only Thing(s) to Fear (book review) in The Brooklyn Rail, 2013

  • Mindy ‘Baybee’ Byrne & Washington ‘The First Shall Be First’ Franey in Quick Fiction(18), 2011

  • Guest on Studio A, 89.9 FM WKCR (NYC), 2016

  • KGB Reading Series in New York City, 2012

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