Dr. Corradetti received his baccalaureate degree from Queens College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the City University Graduate Center, where he studied English literature. His dissertation on The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser, explored four “scenes of desire” in which central figures in the poem first encounter one another in particularly resonant and significant poetic contexts. In addition to Spenser, Dr. Corradetti has interests in 18th century English literature, including the Gothic novel, and in the Victorian novel. His favorite novelists from this period are Dickens, Eliot, and James. He also has strong interests in early twentieth century popular fiction, including the pulp magazines that flourished during the 1930s and ’40s.
Dr. Corradetti has served in higher education in an administrative capacity since 1993. Before coming to Queensborough, he was the assistant director of the University Honors Program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and, before that, taught business communication at Adelphi University from 1986 to 1989. Over the years, he has taught courses in English and world literature.
As dean, Dr. Corradetti works in the division of strategic planning, assessment, and institutional effectiveness where he coordinates strategic planning and assessment efforts at the college. In 2013-14, he led the Periodic Review team; the Periodic Review Report, submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in June 2014, was accepted by the commission with commendation. In 2008-09, as associate dean, Dr. Corradetti chaired the steering committee that led the Self-study process during the college's decennial review for Middle States reaccreditation.
In addition to his administrative work and the teaching of composition and literature, Dr. Corradetti has also taught ballroom dancing and was articles editor for the Long Island magazine Elements from 2002 to 2009.