Margaret Vallone Gardineer, Ph.D. Associate professor of English

Dr. Gardineer has served as a United Nations representative for Kappa Delta Pi (2009-2012) and currently serves as a delegate to the Modern Language Association, the professional organization for people involved with the humanities.

Field of Interest

Dr. Gardineer’s academic interests span mentoring senior research and teaching English courses such as developmental English, composition, children’s literature, American literature, literary theory, multiethnic literature  and comparative literature.  She facilitates the learning in her classes in traditional classrooms through electronic delivery such as on-line, hybrid and eCompanion. As an extension of her teaching and scholarship, Dr. Gardineer has accepted invitations to give presentations to university faculty in the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Africa, as well and teaching in the Felician College Study Abroad Program. Additionally, she has published poetry and also published an article about the classics and film, and, with Dr. Maria Vecchio, an article about creating an interdisciplinary honors course.  Dr. Gardineer regularly gives presentations on various aspects of children’s literature, comparative literature and writing in the disciplines.

Courses Taught at Felician College

ENG 001/002 Developmental English
ENG 006 Reading Comprehension
ENG 101 Writing the College Essay
ENG 102 Introduction to the Study of Literature
ENG 202 Literature in English II
ENG 209 The Short Story
ENG 220 Children’s Literature
ENG 315 Shakespeare
ENG 340 The Romantic Rebellion
ENG 347 Myths, Fairy Tales and Medieval Romances
ENG 365 American Romantic Writers.
ENG 381 Multi-Ethnic Literature
ENG 383 African American Literature
ENG 480 Critical Perspectives on Literature
ENG 490 Research in English
FYE 100/101 Freshman Year Experience I,II
CORE 375 Journey to Selfhood


“Postmodern Pastiche: A Poem.”
Focus on Felician. Winter 2009, 18-19.
“Rodeo Rider.”
Rutherford Independent, April 25, 2002, 8.
“Shanghai Musings #3.”
Aspiring Authors Journal, 1998, 3.
“Designing An Honors Course.”
Journal for National Collegiate Honors Programs. Fall 1994, 8-11. (With Maria Vecchio).
“The Odyssey and Contemporary Film,”
Improving Instruction Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1989, pp.4-6.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 325
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6170


Ph.D. New York University
M.S., Columbia University
M.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Dominican College

Positions Held

Felician College, Associate Professor (2009-present)
Felician College, Assistant Professor (1994-2009)
Felician College, English Department Chairperson (1998-2000)
Felician College, Instructor (1987-1994)
Dominican College, Adjunct Instructor (1980-1987)
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaching Fellow (1975-1977)