Rick Magee, Ph.D.
Chair of English
Rick Magee, a native Californian, received his B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He moved to New York to continue his graduate studies, and received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2002 for his dissertation “Sentimental Ecology: Susan Fenimore Cooper and a New Model of Ecocriticism.” He joined the Sacred Heart Faculty in 2003. His research interests include 19th-century American literature, especially sentimental lit and ecocriticism. He has published articles on Cooper, ecofeminism, and food writing, and he edited a reprint of Cooper’s only novel, Elinor Wyllys. In his free time, Rick is an avid outdoorsman and competitive cyclist, and he is ranked in the top ten in local cycling competition.