Mazurek, Ray

Associate Professor , English
Program Coordinator, American Studies
Mailing Address: 
140 Franco Building

Raymond A. Mazurek, associate professor of English, received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University in 1980. Since coming to Penn State Berks in 1983, he has taught a great variety of courses in writing, literature, and American Studies. Although most of his published work is on twentieth century fiction, his more recent interests are in working-class studies.

Ph.D., American Studies, Purdue University
M.A., American Studies, Purdue University
B.A., English; Philosophy, Colby College
“Writer on the Left: Class and Race in Ellison’s Early Fiction.” College Literature 29.4 (Fall 2002): 109-35.
"Class, Composition, and Reform in Departments of English: A Personal Account,” in This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class. Eds. Barney Dews and Carolyn Law. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1995: 249-62.