Danny Sexton

Danny Sexton

Assistant Professor

English Department, Humanities Room 428

718-281-5726 / dsexton@qcc.cuny.edu


Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York,

MA and BA, University of Arkansas

Three principles guide my teaching philosophy:

(1) teaching “up” to students, (2) changing the way students think, and (3) creating an atmosphere of respect that honors the various cultural and ethnical backgrounds of students. I approach each class as I did my first—with a degree of healthy anxiety and great expectations for both my students and myself.

I was born and raised in Dumas, Arkansas, a small town in the Arkansas Delta. My parents instilled in my siblings and me a strong sense of family and community. I developed a love of books and reading from a very early age that was greatly encouraged and supported by my mother. Other interests include music, history, architecture, and travel. My personal motto is to try to be a better person today than I was yesterday and a better person tomorrow than I was today.

Publications 

“Using Cultural Resources and Problem-Based Learning to Prepare Students to become Global Citizens” Humanitarian Pedagogy Across the Disciplines:  Reflections on Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context. Edited by Amy E.  Traver & Dan Leshem.  New York: Palgrave MacMillian, 2018. 

“‘How was a Man to be Explained?’: Masculinity, Manhood, and Mothering in Silas Marner.” Critical Insights: George Eliot. Editor:  Katie Peel. Amenia, NY: Grey House Publishing, 2016. 199-212.

“Professor Challenger and Masculine Romance in The Lost World.” The Oscholars: A Special Issue on Arthur Conan Doyle. (February 2015). Editor: Sarah E. Maier. Web. http://oscholars-oscholars.com/special-issues/doyle/

"Lifting the Veil:  Revision and Double-Consciousness in Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth." Callaloo:  A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. Editor Charles Henry Rowell. Volume 31, Number 3 (Summer 2008):  777-787.

Campus Cultural Centers

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

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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.

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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.