Anthony Pennino (apennino)

Anthony Pennino

Associate Professor

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Morton 317
(201) 216-8245


  • PhD (2000) University of London (Theatre and Drama Studies)
  • MFA (1993) Columbia University (Playwriting)
  • MA (1990) Columbia University (English Literature)
  • BA (1989) Columbia University (English Literature)


Modern & Contemporary British & Irish DramaIrish ModernismPost-WWII American LiteratureShakespeare and Elizabethan/Jacobean Era Drama20th Century European TheatreNew Wave Cinema

Institutional Service

  • Faculty Senate Member
  • CAL Nominating/P&T Committee Member
  • Faculty Senate Member
  • CAL Nominating/P&T Committee Member
  • TT Literature Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • Faculty Senate Member
  • Faculty Senate Member
  • Academic Operations and Affairs Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • PEN America Juror
  • PEN America Juror
  • PEN America Reader
  • Environment, Space Place Reviewer #2

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Scholar teaching Literature and Theatre at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey. 2008.

Fellowship in Playwriting from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. 2005 and 2014.
2019 Jess H. Davis Memorial Award for Research Excellence. Stevens Institute of Technology.

Professional Societies

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Member
  • PDU – Playwright/Directors Unit of The Actors Studio Member
  • LLS – Literary London Society Member
  • MLA – Modern Language Association Member
  • NeMLA – Northeast Modern Language Association Member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

PI for a sub-project grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create an educational series of plays for universities and high schools as part of the Reinventing Civil Defense: Returning Nuclear Security to Civil Society project. 2018. Amount of grant: $15,000.00

Selected Publications


  1. Pennino, A. (2018). Staging the Past in the Age of Thatcher: "The History We Haven't Had". no. N.A. (N.A. ed., vol. N.A., pp. N.A.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapter