Glenn D. Klopfenstein

Mask at the PCCC Theater



Glenn D. Klopfenstein – During the 2005/2006 academic year Dr. Klopfenstein was selected for a research fellowship and non-teaching faculty position at Princeton University.  Prof. Klopfenstein’s publications include literary analyses of George Herbert and Harold Frederic), contributions to the college-level composition pedagogy, and miscellaneous opinion essays.  His essay, "Cheating at Chess, 200 Million Times a Second" was a feature editorial essay in THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (May 30, 1997, p. B8) and was later re-published in the Critical Thinking textbook, THE THINKING READER by James Koobatian, (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2002).

Dr. Klopfenstein (better known to students as "Prof K") has taught full time at PCCC since 1994. He has served as the English Dept.'s Composition I Level Leader, and enjoys teaching college-level courses (EN 101, 102, 205 and CT 101).  In the past few years, Dr. Klopfenstein has been expanding his professorial repertoire and expertise by participating in developmental writing conferences.  He especially enjoys teaching EN 001.  For a number of years, Dr. Klopfenstein was the faculty advisor for PCCC's chess club. He has earned the rankings of expert and master in international and national chess competitions and was awarded the "Life Master" title by the U.S. Chess Federation.

Assistant Professor, 1994
B.A., Ph.D. American Literature, State University of New York-Stony Brook

Office:  E-206
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