Title: Humanities Educator, Writer, Poet, Commentator
Company: New York University
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Joseph Salvatore Salemi, Professor of Humanities at New York University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of higher education.
Gravitating toward poetry and receiving encouragement from his family Dr. Salemi’s interest in the written word has remained with him throughout his life. He pursued his passion professionally by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, before matriculating at New York University, where he received a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy. He holds permanent certification as an English teacher in the state of New York and has taught English, composition, and literature at Pace University, Nassau Community College, Fordham University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, the City University of New York, and New York University, where he currently teaches as a professor of humanities. In addition to his role as an educator, Dr. Salemi is the author of the works “Formal Complaints,” “Nonsense Couplets,” “Masquerade,” “The Lilacs on Good Friday,” “Skirmishes,” “ Steel Masks,” and “A Gallery of Ethopaths” as well as his expansive collections of poetry and music that appear online.
Dr. Salemi has achieved great professional success and remains grateful for his mentor. He particularly is thankful for Alfred Dorn, a famous poet who influenced Dr. Salemi to continue writing poetry at a time he was ready to give up on writing, and for William Carlson, a poet and editor of the poetry magazine called Lambs and Trochees, who also encouraged Dr. Salemi to continue writing poetry. As a testament to his success, Dr. Salemi is the recipient of an award from the Classical and Modern Literature Journal, was named the Musurillo Scholar at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and was a senior fellow with the National Endowment of the Humanities. He holds membership with the National Association of Scholars, the American Literature Translators Association, and the Renaissance Society of America and, among all his success, Dr. Salemi’s greatest concern and pride is his family.
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