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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: 11/17/14
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  • My Office Hours:
  • Fall 2014 Semester: Room FA-121 (La Plata campus):
    • My regular office hours during the Fall '14 semester will begin on September 4, 2014 when the semester starts: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:15-11:30 a.m. 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 '14 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.
  • Fall Semester 2014 Courses (Sept. 2 - Dec. 15, 2014):
    • ENG 2020-118942: English Literature II (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 2 and ends Dec. 15, 2014.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2140-118093: Film as an Art Form (Fridays, 12:30 - 3:50 p.m.) Course starts Sept. 5 and ends Dec. 12, 2014.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2145-118952: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 2 and ends Dec. 15, 2014.  [Syllabus]
    • ENG 2145-118953: American Cinema and Culture (Web-based). Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 2 and ends Dec. 15, 2014.  [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.SP13 instructions:

    • Students access their courses via myCSMD. To log in to Blackboard Learn 9, students should go directly to this URL:  Once there, use your myCSMD login name and password. 
      For complete access instructions, visit
    • 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, 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