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Orientation staff
First-Year Experience Staff

Janet Casey
Director

Janet G. Casey is Professor of English and also teaches regularly in the American Studies Department.  She is Director of the First-Year Experience and Director of the Arthur Vining Davis grant project for civic engagement.  

Professor Casey's scholarly work is on issues of class and gender in early twentieth century American fiction.  She has published two monographs—Dos Passos and the Ideology of the Feminine (Cambridge UP, 1998) and A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America (Oxford UP 2009)—and she is editor of The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction (Iowa UP, 2004).  Current work includes editing another volume tentatively entitled Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction and the Pleasures and Perils of the Classroom.   She is a founding member of the Middlebrow Research Network and recently served as the first Senior Chair of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession.  For over twenty years she has been actively involved in adult literacy programs in New York state.



Marla Melito

Student Academic Development Coordinator

Marla has a B.A. in English from Skidmore College, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction also from George Mason University.  She returned to Skidmore in 2005 to teach in the English Department.  Prior to her return, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of  Fall for the Book at George Mason University, served as a writer-in–residence for the DC Creative Writing Workshop and DC WritersCorps, and held a variety of jobs in international public health.



Aletheia (Allie) Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Allie supports the First-Year Experience with her organizational and management skills, which are used on a daily basis to track and maintain multiple department office budgets, assist peer mentors, aid students, parents, faculty and staff with FYE based information and questions, assist the coordinator with arrangement details for speakers, events and a variety of special programs including Orientation.

Allie joined the staff at Skidmore College in the fall of 2004 as secretary in the Office of Institutional Diversity and moved to the First-Year Experience in the summer of 2005. Allie has an A.A. in Liberal Arts & Humanities from Dutchess Community College and a B.A. in Human Behavior from Skidmore. She is a second generation alum. She also attended the Center for Child Study as a preschooler in the mid-1970s.
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