Meet the Staff

  • Ryan Cunningham

    Coordinator of The Center for Academic Support and Tutoring

    Ryan Cunningham grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to New York City to pursue an education at Marymount Manhattan College.  He worked on Broadway providing hearing assistance to patrons and has seen hundreds of performances in New York.  He has also attended performances in other places, including Toronto, Canada and Las Vegas, NV.  While attending college, he interned at the magazine,Teen People.  He appeared in various issues of this magazine as a music reviewer, product tester, fashion commentator, and research contributor.  He has a B.A. in Communication Arts and is an alumnus of Marymount Manhattan College.

    Ryan is the Coordinator in the Center for Academic Support and Tutoring, where he enjoys helping students reach their full academic potential.  

  • Dawn An


    Dawn graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Comparative Literature from Queens College in Spring 2002. After a long hiatus in her education, she is currently enrolled in the MA program in English at Queens College and hopes to graduate by Spring 2020. Dawn is interested in Composition and Rhetoric Studies and multi-ethnic literature in the United States, especially in the area of Asian American women’s literature. She is working on a research project that focuses on Chinese American immigrant women’s autobiographies/memoirs that emphasize the mother daughter inter-generational dialogue through the craft of storytelling as a way to heal from personal trauma.

    In recent years, Dawn has attended both regional and national conferences on tutoring in general and writing tutoring in particular.

  • Nathan Austin


    Nathan Austin lives in Los Angeles, where he spends his free time hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and studying the points of contact between the natural world and the anthropic. He is the author of (glost), Tie an O, and Survey Says!, the latter of which was also included in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing. In the past year, his visual poetry has been included in Translation: a Halophyte Collective exhibition (Downtown Artist Collective, Salt Lake City) and the mimeograph zine ToCall, and published as the broadside Surround Sound (for Éliane Radigue). His writing has appeared in Sink Review, Little Red Leaves and The Believer. He holds a PhD in Poetics from the English Department at Univ. of Buffalo and taught writing courses at MMC from 2009 to 2016.

  • Anthony D’Agostino


    Anthony Michael D’Agostino has served as an adjunct instructor at Marymount Manhattan College for six years and a tutor on and off since 2007. He is also an instructor for MMC’s summer program for rising first years, Jump Start. He earned his doctorate in English Literature at Fordham University. His work concentrates on the nineteenth-century novel, superhero comics, queer theory, and feminism. His articles, “Flesh-to-Flesh Contact: Marvel Comics’ Rogue and the Queer Feminist Imagination,” and “Telepathy and Sadomasochism in Jane Eyre,” appear in American Literature and Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, respectively. In 2018, he was the recipient of MMC’s first-ever Adjunct Teaching Award in Writing. 

  • Osman Tamim


    Osman Tamim joined Marymount Manhattan College as a Math Coach in 2011 and has served as an adjunct instructor from time to time, as recently as summer 2019. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn. His research interests include nonlinear and convex analysis, optimization, and game theory. Degrees: M.S., Mathematics, NYU Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Putra, Malaysia, B.S., Education, Mathematics and Physics, University of Juba, Sudan.