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Mary Zanfini


Mary V. Zanfini is a mentor in the Arts and Humanities Division in the Department of Literature.  Mary has developed a College Partnership with “Lifestyles for the Disabled”.  This collaborative partnership gives Empire State College students the opportunity to work with Neurodiverse Adults in the Staten Island Community.  This experiential experience brings “Lifestyle” learners to the Staten Island campus so that they may explore literature, poetry and creative writing.


  • M.A. in English Literature from New York University
  • Ph.D in Educational Administration from College of Staten Island - City University of New York
  • B.A. in English Literature from Pace University


  • Nimbus Poetry Journal
  • All About Mentoring - Spring/Summer Issue 2018
  • "The New York Times" 'College Students and Disabled Adults Create Spooky Found Poetry' 10/25/18
  • All About Mentoring - Spring/Summer 2020
  • All About Mentoring - Spring/Summer 2021