Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

English Department : Meet the Faculty of the Department of English

Donald P. Gagnon

Ph.D., University of South Florida

Professor of English

Phone: 203-837-9062

American literature and drama; ethnic literature; g/l/b/t literature

Dr. Don Gagnon earned his Ph.D. in English/Literature at the University of South Florida, where he taught prior to being invited to join the WestConn English faculty. His fields of research include early American literature, modern drama, and African American literature, with additional background and interest in LGBTQ literature. He has published and presented fiction and criticism on a wide variety of topics in a wide variety of venues. In addition, he has served as board representative to the Northeast Modern Language Association and is active as advisor to WestConn’s English and English Honors societies, as well as the Gay/Straight Alliance.