Richard Marranca

Books at the PCCC Main Campus Library


Richard teaches Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Literature, Children’s Literature, English Composition ( 101 and 102), Topics: Hero and Myth, College Success, and World Literature. All his classes are taught with free Online Educational Resources  (OER). He is the coordinator of events and meetings for the Fulbright Chapter in NJ (and a past president). He is also the campus liaison for Community College Humanities Association.

In 2002-2003, Richard received a Fulbright grant to teach American Studies at the University of Munich. He also received six National Endowments for the Humanities summer study grants (Japan; Andean culture in Peru/Bolivia; The Alamo in Texas; War in the Pacific at the East West Center in Honolulu; Transcendentalism in Concord; and the High Plains Indians in Nebraska.)

He has two books in print: Dragon Sutra (Southeast Asia novel) and The New Romantics: 10 Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel and Vampires (both from Oak Tree Press, California). He has four online books. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, Minerva, Shambhala Sun, Sufi, Quadrant, Indiana Review, The World’s Religions by Huston Smith (50th anniversary edition;  interview with author), and more. Richard enjoys travel, hiking, running and yoga.


Richard Marranca
Assistant Professor, English, 2000
M.A., D.A.  New York University
B.A. Montclair State University

Office:  PAC-113
Phone: 973-684-5617