Dr. Biscoglio is a tenured professor of English in the English Program, Department of Literature and Language. She began her service to Mercy College in 1975 as an adjunct, and became a full time member of the English Department in 1982 .She planned and developed the first Mercy College Writing Center at the then Yonkers Campus at Cross County Center in 1987 and was the director of the Bronx Campus Writing Center from 1989 to 1993, In 1997 she was appointed as the Associate Chair of the English Department and then became its Program Director in 1997, serving in that position until September 2014. During her tenure as Program Director, she continued the tradition of a Christie Day Shakespeare celebration in honor of the first Chair of the English Department, Sister Joannes Christie, RSM. She brought to the college various acting companies, such as the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Players and the Hudson Warehouse Company. These companies performed plays, segments of plays, all with an educational component in which the members of the company engaged in Q and A with the student/faculty audience.
College of New Rochelle
Dr. Biscoglio is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle, where she received the first Catherine Haage Award for Excellence in Teaching. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Literature from Fordham University, with a specialization in Medieval Literature. During her more than thirty two years at Mercy College, she has taught all levels of composition from Basic Writing through English 112. She has also taught Honors English 191 and 192, as well as the following English majors c ourses: Engl. 200 Poetics, Engl. 206 Survey II, Engl 220 Short Story, Engl. 295 The Canterbury Tales, Engl. 402 Applied English Grammar. For a period of 12 years, she taught general education courses and the Short Story at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison for women. Her research interests are focused on Middle English and Renaissance literature and theology, as well as the teaching of writing, reading, and comprehension skills . She has presented papers annually at the Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) in Villanova Pa, as well as Christianity and Literature regional conferences and the College English Association ( CEA) conferences nationally. For her work as copy editor for the school newspaper, The Impact, she received the Quill Award from the Media Studies Department and the American Scholastic Press Association Award.