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Dr. Richard J. Siciliano
Professor of English

The College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center, room FA 121
La Plata, Maryland 20646



Dr. Richard J. Siciliano

updated: 3/25/15

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  • My Office Hours:
  • Spring 2015 Semester: Room FA-121 (La Plata campus):
    • My regular office hours during the semester will begin on January 20, 2015 when the semester starts: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. on either the La Plata or Prince Frederick campuses (to be announced). However, on other weekdays you may call to arrange an appointment. Contact me by phone or CSM email, or if you're a current student of mine, send me a mail message within the online course via the Blackboard mail messaging system.
  • How to reach me:
    • Office phone: 301-934-7826 (voice mail).
    • Email:  Students currently enrolled in any of my Spring '15 courses should use the Blackboard mail system to contact me once the course starts. No course-related assignments will be accepted unless submitted within Blackboard.
  • Spring Semester 2015 Courses (Jan. 20 - May 6, 2016):
    • ENG 2010-121824: English Literature I (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 20 and ends May 6, 2015.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2140-121833: Film as an Art Form (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.) Course starts Jan. 20 and ends May 5, 2015.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2145-121834: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 20 and ends May 6, 2015.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2145-121835: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 20 and ends May 6, 2015.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2840-121840: The American Civil War in Film & Literature. Jan. 20 and ends May 6, 2015. [Syllabus]
    • Civil War Film Series: Tentative -- Spring '15 dates to be announced
  • Students who experience technical difficulties with Web-based (Online), Web-enhanced, or Web-hybrid courses should contact the CSM Help Desk at (301) 934-2251 ext. 4357 (HELP) or Technical difficulties may include the following:
    • Logging into a course
    • Obtaining access codes required by textbook publishers
    • Determining user IDs or passwords
    • Inability to access a course or specific course materials

    Additional Blackboard 9 instructions:

    • Students access their courses via myCSMD. To log in to Blackboard 9, students should go directly to this URL:  Once there, use your myCSMD login name and password. 
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    • For assistance logging in to my.CSMD, students should contact the Help Desk: 301-934-2251, ext HELP (4357).
    • Students will have access to courses at 8 a.m. on the course section start date as published in the Schedule of Classes.

Offices I hold on Statewide Associations and Councils

  • AFACCT: Association of Faculties for the Advancement of Community College Teaching -- CSM Representative and Coordinator, Web Services Coordinator (2002-present)
  • Faculty Advisory Council of MHEC -- Representative for the Non-Metropolitan Area Community Colleges of Allegany, Carroll, Cecil, Chesapeake, College of Southern Maryland, Frederick, Garrett, Hagerstown, Harford, and Wor-Wic; and Web Services Coordinator (1994-present).
  • HLWE



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8730 Mitchell RD, P.O. Box 910
La Plata MD 20646-0910