Joel Sodano Jr

Future Faculty Fellow

Joel Sodano is a Ph.D. candidate in English. His research in eighteenth-century British literature explores the relationship between the rise of the English novel and Enlightenment developments in the history of emotion. His other research interests include the genre theories of sentimental and gothic fiction, Scottish moral philosophy, and affect theory. Joel has eight years of teaching experience at the community college and university levels. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he taught expository, argumentative, and research writing at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. At UAlbany, he has taught literature and writing-intensive courses across the English department curriculum from gen. ed. requirements to upper-division seminars for majors and minors. His in-class practice is informed by the collaborative, active learning pedagogy of Team-Based Learning (TBL). Joel holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.A. from California State University, Sacramento (both in English), and he will earn his Ph.D. at UAlbany in May, 2017.