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English language educator

Thomas Joseph Travisano, American English language educator. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee 1983, 88, 94, 2000, Hartwick College grantee 1983, 85, 87, 89, 92, 96-97, 2000-2001; Win Wandersee Scholar in Residence, 1999-2000; Dupont fellow, 1976-1979; Hartwick College faculty research summer fellow, 1989.


Travisano, Thomas Joseph was born on December 14, 1951 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. Son of Frank Peter and Nancy (Drees) Travisano.


Bachelor, Haverford College, 1973;Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1981.


Assistant professor English College of William and Mary, 1980-1982, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1982-1986, associate professor English, 1987-1994, professor English, since 1994, Cora A. Babcock professor English, 1995-1998, 2004—2007, acting chair department English and theatre arts, 2002—2003. Lecturer The American Century, Oneonta, 1992-1997. Director American Century Project New York, 1995-1997.

Lecturer in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development, 1988-1997, Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic, 1999. Editor: Elizabeth Bishop Bulletin, 1991-1997. Co-editor: Gendered Modernisms: American Women Poets and Their Readers, 1996, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volunteer One, Beginnings to 1900, 2003, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volunteer Two, 1900-1950, 2005.

      Contributing editor: Listener magazine, 1995—2000. Contributor articles.


Member Modern Language Association, American Library Association, Elizabeth Bishop Society (member organizing committee since 1991, editor newsletter 1992-1999, president since 1997), MUG One: Macintosh Users Group of Oneonta (president 1991-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: classical music.


Married Elsa Kathryn Thompson, May 23, 1981. Children: Michael Coulliette, Emily Coulliette.

Frank Peter Travisano

Nancy (Drees) Travisano

Elsa Kathryn Thompson

Michael Coulliette Travisano

Emily Coulliette Travisano