Daniel Vollaro

Dr. Daniel Vollaro

Associate Professor of English

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Dr. Daniel Vollaro is an associate professor of English who teaches composition and professional writing courses. In a previous life, he worked in publishing, journalism, and the corporate world, but today, he applies that real world knowledge and experience to his teaching. He is a practitioner of project-based, experiential, and service learning, and he recently designed a special classroom to support these teaching and learning styles (W-1202). He is a creative, committed writing teacher with more than twenty years of classroom experience.

Dr. Vollaro is also a writer. His essays have been recently published in Adbusters, Boomer Café, LitroMichigan Quarterly Review, Missouri ReviewRise Up Review, and The Smart Set. His fiction has been published in Blue Moon Review, Crania, Creo, Fairfield Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Thrice Fiction, and Timber Creek Review.


  • Doctorate – Nineteenth Century American literature – Georgia State University
  • Master’s – Jewish-Christian studies – Seton Hall University
  • Bachelor’s – English, journalism minor – The College of New Jersey

Academic Interests

  • Thoreau Studies
  • American Anarchism
  • The “Maker Movement”

Professional Affiliations

  • The Thoreau Society