• All classes resume online Monday, March 23. Students must check their Bergen-issued email address and Moodle for directions from faculty. On-campus offices are closed; staff are all working remotely. Details at Bergen.edu/covid19.


Lou Ethel Roliston

Office: A-333-C
Campus Extension: 3609
Email: [email protected]

Degrees: PhD., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MA, Rutgers; MA, New York University,

Year Started at BCC
: 2002

Areas of Specialization: African-American literature; American literature; writing. Prior to appointment at Bergen also taught English basic skills, African-American literature, literature

Courses Taught:  African American Literature, American Literature, Women in Literature and World Literature, English Composition 1 and 2, English Composition 2 honors

Academic Department Chair, English

Special Interests: Mystery reading and gardening

Teaching Philosophy: Teaching is helping students to make meaning–of themselves and the world around them