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Associate Professor of English, Literature Coordinator, and Director of The Schoenbrodt Honors Program

Instructor, Ryna May
Associate Professor, Ryna May

Office: DH - 243
Phone: 443-518-4195

Ryna May has been teaching at Howard Community College in the English/World Languages Division as an adjunct since 2000 and joined the faculty full-time in the Fall 2006 semester.  Ryna was once a student at HCC and went on to earn her BA in English Literature as a Wilson Scholar from the University of Baltimore and her MA from the University of Maryland at College Park.  She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education from Morgan State University.         

At HCC, Ryna serves as coordinator of the literature program, as a co-editor of The Muse, as Co-Coordinator of The Blackbird Poetry Festival, as a Safe Zone Ally, and as Director of the Frederick K. Schoenbrodt Honors Program.

Courses Taught

Education and Certifications:

  • A.A. - Howard Community College
  • B.A. - University of Baltimore
  • M.A. - University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ed.D. - Morgan State University (Expected 2015)

Publications and Presentations:

  • "Challenges and Opportunties at an Extension Center" Instructional Forum, 2004
  • "Literature 2.0 in the Community College" Transitions and Transactions, 2012
  • "The Paradox of the Egalitarian Elite" National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014