Dr. David T. Humphries

Dr. David Humphries

Professor and Chair

English Department, Humanities Building, H 430

Email:  DHumphries@qcc.cuny.edu

Telephone:  (718) 631-6302


Research Interests:

My research interests are in twentieth-century American literature; American cultural studies; critical university studies; poetics. 

Teaching philosophy:

I think that the classroom should never be isolated from the lives we lead, and so I try to create connections among our reading, writing, and everyday experiences. I emphasize that critical thinking and effective writing and speaking are more than important skills; they offer opportunities for civic engagement and personal growth. At the same time, I think that laughter can be an important part of learning, and I always try to engage students' goals and expectations. I incorporate assignments to find out why students are here, what they hope to achieve, and what opportunities and challenges they see, and I use these assignments to make our other work together more meaningful Queensborough students bring an inspiring enthusiasm and amazing diversity of experience and background to every class, and that's something I try to harness for all our benefit.



Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.