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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, Professor

“No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.”
― Edward R. Murrow

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, "Innocents Abroad"


updated: 3/27/17


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  • My Office Hours:
  • Spring '17: Room FA-121 (La Plata campus):
    • For an appointment, call or send a mail message within the online course via myLearning mail. Starting in the Spring '17, course-related email will take place only within the myLearning learning management system.
    • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • How to reach me:
    • Office phone: 301-934-7826 (voice mail).
    • Email:  Students currently enrolled in any of my courses should use only the myLearning e-mail system to contact me once the course starts. No course-related assignments will be accepted unless submitted within myLearning.

    Spring Semester 2017 Courses (Jan. 25 - May 11, 2017):

    • ENG 2010-137305: English Literature I (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 25 and ends May 11, 2017.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2145-137318: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 25 and ends May 11, 2017.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2840-142065: The American Civil War in Film & Literature (Web-based). Jan. 25 and ends May 10, 2016. [Syllabus]
    • Civil War Film Series 2016-17


    Fall Semester 2016 Courses (Aug. 29 - Dec. 12, 2016)

    • ENG 2020-136101: English Literature 2 (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on August 29 and ends Dec. 12, 2016.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2140-135444: Film as an Art Form (Fridays, 12:30 - 3:50 p.m.) Course starts on Sept. 2 and ends Dec. 9, 2016. [Syllabus-Fall '16]
    • ENG 2145-136110: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on August 29 and ends Dec. 12, 2016.  [Syllabus-Fall '16]
    • ENG 2145-136111: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on August 29 and ends Dec. 12, 2016. [Syllabus-Fall '16]

    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 myLearning instructions:

    • Students access their courses via myCSMD. To log in directly to myLearning, click on:
    • For assistance logging into myCSMD, students should contact the Help Desk: 301-934-2251, extension HELP (4357).
    • Students will have access to courses at 12:01 a.m. on the course section start date as published in the Schedule of Classes.

Offices held 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
  • S.Ballou



The College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell RD, P.O. Box 910
La Plata MD 20646-0910