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Dean Defino, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Director of Film Studies
MA & Ph.D., Binghamton University
Email: ddefino@iona.edu

Teaching interests: Film Studies, Twentieth-century American literature

Dr. Dean DeFino joined the English Department faculty of Iona College in 2000.  Since 2003, he has served as director of the College’s film studies program.

He has taught on a wide variety of subjects, from multicultural literature and creative writing to international and independent cinemas.  His research interests include detective fiction, cult cinema, and television studies, and recent publications include two books: The HBO Effect (Bloomsbury, 2013), and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2014).