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Dean Defino, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Professor of English
Director of Film Studies

MA & Ph.D., Binghamton University

Office Hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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).