Dr. T. Madison Peschock

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College Lecturer II, English

Office: Russell Building #7, Room 228

Phone: 732.255.0400 Ext. 2274


Teaching Schedule

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ENGL 091
Reading & Writing I
ENGL 152 English II  
ENGL 095 Reading & Writing II
FYES 155 First Year Seminar  
ENGL 151 English I


Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Specialty areas:  American Literature 1840-1980, Southern Literature, Crime Literature, Archival Research
Dissertation:  A Well-Hidden Secret:  Harper Lee’s Contributions to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood
Master of Arts:  California University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts:  California University of Pennsylvania


“What was Harper Lee’s role in writing ‘In Cold Blood?’ Alabama:  AL.com.  8 Mar. 2016.  Web.  2 June 2016.

“Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced Proves Worthy of The Pulitzer Prize.”  Philological Review 39.2 (2014):  Forthcoming. (Peer Reviewed)

“Sister Aloysius’ Hypocrisy and Lack of Charity in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt” Pennsylvania English 35 (2014) (Peer Reviewed)

Introduction to English Grammar Guide.  Alderson & Broaddus College, 2002. Technical Manual. Print.

Teletech’s Professional Communication Guide:  Learning to Write Well and Perform E-mail Tasks on the Job.  Published internally by Teletech, 2001.  Technical Manual. Print.


March 18, 2016  “Eugene O’Neill’s Irish Catholicism” Lecture for Irish Heritage Festival (Ocean County College)

February 3, 2016  “Harper Lee:  A Mockingbird & So Much More” – Lambda Literary Club – “World Understanding Program” (Ocean County College)

February 1, 2016  “Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘How It Feels To Be Colored Me’” Presentation for Black History Month Read in Day (Ocean County College)

October 8, 2015  “Harper Lee’s Vision:  A Panel Discussion on Go Set a Watchman” – (Toms River Branch – Ocean County Library)

September 29, 2015  “Round Table discussion on To Kill a Mockingbird” – Lecture for Banned Book Week (Ocean County College)

October 3-4, 2014  “Oh The Horror!  Molding a Monster:  An Examination of Captivated:  The Trials of Pamela Smart—A New HBO Documentary” (PCEA) (Penn State, PA)

October 17-18, 2013  “Archival Research:  The Ins and Outs of a Unique Research Methodology.”  English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) (West Chester, PA)

March 15, 2013  “Mrs. Hitchcock Finally Comes out from Behind the Shadows of her Husband as Alluded to in The Girl and as Seen in Hitchcock.” Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) (Gettysburg, PA)

October 22, 2011  "Straw Dogs:  Revitalized Through Setting.”  West Virginia Association of College English Teachers (WVACET)  (Huntington, WV)

March 26, 2011  “A Coming of Age Tale – Unexpected and Dismissed in the Age of Jazz.” Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) (Erie, PA)

April 8, 2010  “The Hypocrisy Seen in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt and The Bigger Question at Hand.” Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) (Bethlehem, PA)

February 15, 2010  Moderator of the panel “If You Can Talk, You Can Write” for the English Undergraduate Conference – “Reading and Writing Identity.”  Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)

September 24, 2009  "Studying Capote’s Life and Recent Films about him Leave Students Mesmerized:  uncovering the truth behind In Cold Blood.”  English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) (Shippensburg, PA)

March 27, 2009  “The Haunting of Tennessee Williams’ Sister in his Short Stories and Plays:  a Rose by any other name would never sound as sweet.” Pennsylvania College English Association (CEA) (Pittsburgh, PA)

April 11, 2008  “Who’s The Boss?:  The Old South vs. The New South –A Study of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.”  Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA (State College, PA)

March 1, 2008  “Truth and Illusion as Portrayed by Two Modern American Playwrights.”    (IUP) GSA/EGO 6th Annual Graduate Student  Conference (Indiana, PA)

October 27, 2007  “Murder Incorporated:  Using High Profile Murder Cases to Teach Argumentative Writing:  one pedagogical approach to teaching Composition II—Research Writing.” English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) (Indiana, PA)

April 13, 2007  “Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood Portrays More Than Meets the Eyes.”  Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) (West Chester, PA)

March 3, 2007  "Tennessee Williams:  From Tragedies to Pathos.” – GSA/EGO 5th       Annual Graduate Student Conference (Indiana, PA)

March 23-25, 2006  “Shakespeare’s Commentary on Education.”  Pennsylvania College   English Association Conference (PCEA) (Pittsburgh, PA)

February 18, 2006  “Dueling Personalities in Edith Wharton’s Personal Correspondence:    Examining Elements of Mustaches and Pearls.”-GSA/EGO 4th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference (Indiana, PA)

Works in Progress:

Book for PublicationHarper Lee’s Contribution to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood:  A Study of Reciprocal Literary Influences.  Edwin Mellen Press.  (Forthcoming Spring 2017).  (Contract signed with Edwin Mellen Press).