Raphael Falco, Professor of English, was the 2012-2013 Lipitz Professor of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC. In 2016, he was accepted into the Fulbright Scholars Program, a five-year commitment, and in 2017 he traveled to Russia as a Fulbright Scholar to lecture at Astrakhan State University. He has received, among other awards, a 2005 Folger Institute Fellowship, a Dresher Summer Faculty Fellowship (2018), and a CAHSS Dean’s Research Fund Fellowship (2015). He is a co-editor of the Dylan Review and the book review editor of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Professor Falco teaches courses in Renaissance humanism, 16th-century courtliness, colonialism and literature, myth and literature, John Milton, modern poetry, and Bob Dylan. A member of the Authors Guild, he publishes plays, short stories, and poetry in addition to academic research.