Randall Martoccia has taught nearly 100 classes since 1998--mostly freshman composition but occasionally the more advanced courses you see below. He has taught over 2000th students, enough to populate a township. This town will be made up of biblio- and cinema-philes and will be called Martopia.
Since earning his MA in creative writing, Martoccia has widened his interests to include contemporary literature, screenwriting, and filmmaking. In 2004, through his company Lawnchair Productions, he produced a short film, "Charlie-Go-Round." He has made several even shorter films since then, including two zombie movies. Martoccia once loved the open road more than anything, but now long trips in the car just make his disposition irritable, his back achy, his wallet empty. He is confident that advances in lumbar-support technology will one day make driving fun again. Whether or not it will ever be affordable again is a different question.
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. East Carolina University
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Late 20th Century Literature
4530: Special Topics Seminar in Satire
3850: Introduction to Fiction Writing
3420: The Short Story
2900: Introduction to Film Studies
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1000: Appreciating Literature