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Mark Fabrizi - Professor, Education

Ph.D., University of Hull


Mark FabriziProfile

Dr. Mark Fabrizi is a Professor of English Education. He teaches courses in English methods, literacy, and education. He is also a former high school English teacher of 18 years where he taught courses in creative writing, fantasy literature, film, and AP Language and Composition.

What brought you to Eastern?

“I had just earned my doctorate in English Education from the University of Hull in 2012, and I obtained a one-year position at Eastern teaching in the Education Department. I applied for a tenure track position during the following year, and I have been here ever since.”

What is your favorite class to teach?

“I enjoy teaching the secondary English methods course because I am interested in pedagogy and I love working with future secondary English teachers.”

Of Note

Dr. Fabrizi edited a book of scholarly essays on using fantasy literature in the classroom in 2016, and another book on using horror literature in 2018. He was editor of The Leaflet, the professional journal of the New England Association of Teachers of English, for six years. Along with two of his British colleagues, he wrote the second edition of “Writing a Watertight Thesis” (Bloomsbury, 2023). He recently completed a book called the “Historical Dictionary of Horror Literature” that will be published toward the end of 2023 by Rowman and Littlefield. “I enjoy writing about pedagogical practices related to fantasy and horror literature.”

Teaching should be purposeful and valuable to both the individual and society. I am strongly influenced by the pedagogical beliefs of Paulo Freire and John Dewey.

Mark Fabrizi talking to students during class

What do you like best about teaching at Eastern?

“I love working with the students, my department, and my other colleagues at Eastern.  The wonderful people here make Eastern a great place to work.”

What is your teaching philosophy?

“Teaching should be purposeful and valuable to both the individual and society.  I am strongly influenced by the pedagogical beliefs of Paulo Freire and John Dewey.”

Career advice to students?

“Work hard, read extensively, and never settle for good enough.”

Life advice to graduates?

“Make good choices.”


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Dr. Fabrizi has been a pillar of hope and wisdom as I prepared for my educational career post-graduation. I have had the good fortune of being in Dr. Fabrizi's classes for a few years, both as an undergraduate and graduate student, and value the lessons he has prepared for my success. Dr. Fabrizi has been a mentor to me and has approached all of our conversations with knowledge of the content we are discussing, but also takes the time to learn more about me personally, which I truly value. Thank you, Dr. Fabrizi, for your unwavering support and dedication to your students' success as future educators.
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