Richard Marranca

Open Book at one of the PCCC Library's Tables


Richard teaches Creative Writing, World Literature, Children’s Literature, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Literature and English Composition ( 101 and 102). Since 2014, he has been a Trustee of the NJ College English Association. He is also a recent past president of the NJ Fulbright chapter.

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

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Phone: 973-684-5671