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Dr. James Gentile

Dr. James Gentile

Adjunct Professor On Campus and Online

Dr. James Gentile is an Adjunct Professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary as well as a Professor of English at Manchester Community College, where he serves as co-chair of the Department of English and Humanities. Dr. Gentile also serves as a core faculty member at Charter Oak State College in the History and Humanities division. Additionally, he is the Director of the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. Dr. Gentile received his doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

Dr. Gentile is actively engaged in professional development programs; he has presented regionally and nationally on issues including academic leadership, curriculum design, and assessment, and he coordinates an annual faculty retreat for the community college system. His work has been recognized by the National Institute for Staff and Professional Development, the Two- Year College English Association, and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, and he has received his college’s Excellence in Teaching award.

At Manchester Community College, Dr. Gentile is the advisor to the Newman Society, and he also serves on the Board of Saint Bridget School and is President of the Pastoral Council at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. He has received the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Saint Joseph Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation.


Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
M.Phil., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
M.A., with Honors, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
B.A., magna cum laude, English, Columbia College