Prior to his Lecturer appointment, Thomas Barber was an Adjunct Professor in the Hostos English Department for eight years. He has also taught English and Writing at The City College of New York, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing, as well as at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In the classroom, he believes in a process-driven approach, where close reading, brainstorming, writing multiple drafts, and becoming an aggressive editor are the primary tools he hopes students take away. Creatively, his screenplay, “Stagg,” was an official entry in the Chicago Indie Film Festival, and his first novel, “Salt of the Earth,” won the Doris Lippman Prize in Creative Writing. He and his wife live in Manhattan, where he is working on his latest novel.