Earl Frank Yarington III, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Prince George’s Community College


Ph.D.   (8/00-5/04)                  Literature and Criticism

                                     Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation Title:  Relational Capacity Theory in the ‘Sentimental’ Works of  Mary Jane Holmes.

Director:    Dr. Karen Dandurand

MSW (in progress)    Louisiana State University

Expected graduation and licensure, Fall 2020

 Advanced focus: paraphilia, child pornography law, sex offending, pedophilia, hebephilia, minor attraction, non-offending pedophilia, sex abuse, human sex trafficking

Sex Therapy

(in progress)                    AASECT Certification, Sex Therapist

                                                Modern Sex Therapy Institute

                                                Advanced Mental Health Institute

                                                1920 Palm Beach Blvd. Suite 211

                                                West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Clinical Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Needle

 Focus Area: Couples, Paraphilias, Sex Offending

MLSt.  (Dec. 2013)      Liberal Studies (Taboo Studies, Child sexualization, anti-trafficking, sexualization, Abuse memoir)

                               Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

                      Graduated Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude

M. A.   (8/98-5/00)                  English Literature,

SUNY Brockport, Brockport, N.Y.

Thesis Title:     Gaze Types in D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow and Women in Love. Psychoanalytical Theory

Director:                      Dr. Earl Ingersoll

                       Graduated Magna Cum Laude                                 

B. S.    (8/96-8/98)       General Literature, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, N.Y.

                                  Graduated McNair Scholar, Cum Laude

A. S.    (8/94-5/96)      Genesee Community College,

Batavia, N.Y.

                    Graduated Phi Theta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

Research Interests:   Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary American Novel, Nineteenth-Century Popular Women Writers, Feminism, Masculinity, Digital Media, Sexual Identities, Childhood and Sexuality

Research Areas:     Addiction, domestic abuse, sexual trauma, child pornography offenders, sex offending, virtual sexual behavior, paraphilia (chronophilias), social justice advocacy


Associate Professor, Prince George’s Community College, 8/2008-Present.


EGL 1000, Introduction to Composition

EGL 1010, Composition I (f2f and online)

EGL 1340, Technical Writing

EGL 1020, Composition II: Intro to Literature

EGL 2040, Composition II: Argument Writing

EGL 2210, Shakespeare

Online Courses:

EGL 1000, Intro to Composition

EGL 1020, Composition II: Intro to Literature

EGL 1020, Composition II: Intro to Literature

EGL 1340, Technical Writing

Assistant Professor, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, 8/2006-7/2008


HEN 011, Elements of Writing

HEN 112, English I

HEN 113, English II

HEN 114, Speech

HEN 314, British Literature II

HEN 319, Advanced Composition

HEN 420, Literary Theory

Assistant Professor.  Neumann College, 8/2005-7/2006


101 Effectively Writing with Computers

102 Research Writing in the Disciplines

 103 Dimensions of Literature

 420 Chaucer and the Flowering of English Lit.

Lecturer, Burlington County College, 8/2004-7/2005


075 Fundamentals of Composition

 101 College Composition I

 252 Semantics

Teaching Associate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), 8/2002-5/2004.


101 College Writing

121 Humanities Literature

202 Research Writing

Assistant Instructor, IUP. Research Writing. 1-5/2001. Student conferencing and grading.

Tutor, Student Support Services Program, SUNY Brockport, 8/1998-5/2000. Tutored learning disabled and first-generation college students for entry and advanced level English courses.

Tutor, Equal Opportunity Program, SUNY Brockport, 8/1998-12/1999. Tutored students of diverse racial and economic backgrounds at computer equipped composition lab.

Field Work (social work)

Foundation, Sex Offender Intern. Louisiana State University,

Connections. Sex offender treatment program for Delaware Correction, both incarcerated and inpatient individual and group for child pornography, solicitation, contact offenders including sadism, psychopathy, serial child molesters, and rapists. 05/13/19 to 06/09/19. Hours: 445.

Intern, Case Western Reserve University. Catoctin Counseling Center, working with individual and groups with domestic abuse, child pornography and child sex offenses, and drug addiction. Frederick, Maryland, starts in 01/2017-06/2017. Total hours: 220.

Published Books

Edited (with Mary De Jong). Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace.  Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars P. 2007.

The Portrayal of Woman’s Sentimental Power in American Domestic Fiction: The Novels of Mary Jane Holmes, 1825-1907.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2007.

Forest, Justin (penname). Lolita in the Lion’s Den or Pre-Tween Juxtaposition. Columbia: South Carolina, 2014, Reprint 2018.

Chapters in Books

Introduction. Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace. 2007. 1-9. Print.

“Teaching the Provocative: Why Liberal Arts Matters.” Instructional Forum (Spring 2013). Print.

“Mary Jane Holmes.” Profile. Legacy, A Journal of American Women Writers 25.1 (2008): 142-50. Print.

“Mary Jane Holmes: Forgotten American Woman Author.” Proc. of EAPSU: Exploring Inner Space, October 18-19, 2001.  Kutztown, PA: Kutztown U of Pennsylvania, 2001. 372-80. Print.

“Thomas Hardy’s Poems of 1912-13: Phantoms, Recovery, and Philosophy.” McNair Journal  3 (1998): 19-25. Print.

Encyclopedia Entries, Articles and Book Reviews

“Why I Chose to Work with Virtual Sex Offenders and Stigmatized Men.” The Maryland Social Worker. (Fall, 2018): 11. Retrieved from

“The Minister’s Black Veil.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 Vols. Ed. Brett Barney. Columbia, SC: Manly, 2008. Print.

“Rappaccini’s Daughter.” Encyclopedia of American Literature. 2008. Print.

 “Elizabeth Stoddard.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry.  Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood, 2006. Print.

“Mary Austin.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. 2006. Print.

“Thomas Paine.” Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, 2006. Print.

“Rita Dove.” Writing African American Women, An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color.  Ed. Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu. Westport, Ct: Greenwood, 2006. 278-84. Print.

“Thomas and Beulah.” Writing African American Women, An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color. 851-52. Print.

Rev. of Around Quitting Time, Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction by Robert Seguin. Studies in the Humanities 29.2 (2002): 164-66. Print.

Rev. of Hawthorne and Women, Engendering and Expanding the Hawthorne Tradition by John L Idol and Melinda M. Ponder, eds. Studies in the Humanities  27.2 (2000): 179-81. Print.

Conference Papers 


Chair. “Popular American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace.”  Society for the Study of American Women Writers Third International Conference, Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, November 2006.

“Mary Jane Holmes and the ‘Americaness’ of American Literature.”  Second International Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Texas Christian University, September 2003.


Panel Creator and Panelist. “Discussing Sexuality in the Liberal Arts: To Clothe or Not to

Clothe?” Northeastern Modern Language Association, Hartford, CT, March 19, 2016.

Panel Creator with Mary De Jong. “Sentimentalism I and II.” American Literature Association’s 2008 Annual Conference, San Francisco, May 24, 2008.

Panel Creator with Lee Ann Elliot Westman. “Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace.” American Literature Association’s 2007 Annual Conference, Boston, May 2007.

“From One Woman Writer to An(other): How Are Their Sentiments Different?”  The Forty-Seventh Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 11, 2005.

“The Function of Sentimental Humor in the Works of Mary Jane Holmes.”  American Literature Association’s 2004 Annual Conference, San Francisco, May 28, 2004.

“Navigating the War Discussion in Humanities Literature.” Twenty-Eighth Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film: The Evolution of War and its Representation in Literature and Film, West Virginia University, September 2003.

“From Exclusion to Inclusion: the Literary Canon and Relational Capacity Theory.” Ninth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Theory and Praxis: Intersections Between the Academy and Culture, Duquesne University, October 2002.

“Constructing and Challenging the Images of Race.” Twenty-Seventh Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film: Race and Racism in Literature and Film. West Virginia University, October 2002.  


“Male Matters Program Initiation.” Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Prince George’s Community College, 26 Feb. 2019.

“Advocacy for the Voiceless: Sex Trafficking, Concepts of Sexualization, and the Need for Comprehensive Sex Education.” Sociology 298 Honors Class. 17 Sept. 2013.

“Teaching the Provocative (Taboo): Sexualized Girls, Anime, the Lolita Complex (Lolicon) and differences to Child-Sex Offending. What it all Means?” College Enrichment Day. Prince George’s Community College. 6 Feb. 2013.

“Sexualization of Girls in Media and Social Media.” Psychology, Sociology and Education Collegian Center. Prince George’s Community College, March 2012.

“Prostitot or Not? Bad Little Girls, Sexual Objectification and Sexual Agency of Teens and Preteens in Popular Media.” Prince George’s Community College, November 2011.

“Twentieth Century Critics on Nineteenth-Century Popular Sentimental Novels.” English Graduate Organization’s Annual Conference: Words, Language and Bits in Between. IUP, April 2002.

“Mary Jane Holmes: Silly, Sensational, or Subversive?” Pennsylvania College English Association’s Annual Conference, March 2002.

“Mary Jane Holmes: Forgotten American Women Author.” English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities.  Kutztown University, October 2001.

“The Bride and the Snow White Vampire in The Bloody Chamber.” Tenth Annual IUP English Conference, March 2001.

“The Use of Religion in Frederick Douglass’s Narrative.” Scholar’s Day. SUNY Brockport, April 2000. 


Male Matters Program Director. Created and launched a program addressing toxic masculinity and sexuality in popular culture in the United States, Prince George’s Community College, 2019.

Online Student Ambassador, Columbia University School of Social Work, 2017-2018.

Social Media Committee (Creator), Columbia University School of Social Work, 2017-2018.

Member, Professional Networking Committee’s Internationalization Subcommittee, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 10/14-9/2015.

Scientific Review Committee, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 2014. Proposal reviewer for SSSS’s annual international symposium.

Department Assessment Committee (DAT), PGCC, 8/2012-Present.

Coordinator, Humanities Collegian Center, PGCC, 8/2009-5/2011. Managed a workshop and lecture series center for students, faculty, and staff for the Liberal Arts Division.

English 1000 Textbook Committee, PGCC, 2009-2010. Reviewed and selected the standard textbook for Introduction to Composition.

Middle States Review Committee (English Department), PGCC, Spring 2009. Reviewed follow-up report for Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

ALANA Mentor, PGCC, 8/2008. Served as a student mentor for first-generation college students.

Internship and Cooperative Education Coordinator, Cheyney University, 1/2007-2008. Directs and advises communications majors’ participation in media co-ops.

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee.  Cheyney University, 10/2006-Present. Discuss and implement writing curriculum in consultation with university-wide faculty.

Department Representative for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), 9/2006-1/2007. Liaison for the Department of Communications and Modern Languages and the Executive Board.

Textbook Selection Committee. Cheyney University, 9/2006-Present. In charge of selecting textbooks for English II classes.

Student Advisor. Cheyney University, 10/2006-Present.  Advise Communications and English Majors.

Freshman Student Advisor.  Neumann College, 6/2006-8/2006.  Advise incoming students during Freshmen Orientation.

Student Advisor.  Neumann College, 8/2005-Present. Advise the editorial staff of The Joust, the college student newspaper.

College Orientation. Burlington County College, 10/2004.  Introduced Liberal Arts programs to prospective students.

Faculty Senate. Burlington County College, 9/2004.  Discussed current college policies and reflective practice.

Comprehensive Exam Workshop. English Department, IUP, 6/2003.  Served as a guest speaker for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exam.

President of Jigsaw, English club journal. SUNY Brockport, 1-5/2000. 

Professional Experience

Signs of Trafficking Course. Completed a course in identifying child sex trafficking victims. Underground Railroad, 2019.

Editor, Columbia Social Work Review, Columbia School of Social Work, 2017-2018.

Evaluator, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 8/2007-Present. Served as a volunteer evaluator for the MSCHE.  Was a member of a team in Spring 2011.

Primary Evaluator (Standards 10 and 12), Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2/2011-3/2011.

Secondary Evaluator (Standards 1 and 11), Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2/2011-3/2011. 

Copy Editor, Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. 1/2007-5/2009.

Reviewer, Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. 1/2007-5/2009.

Peer Reviewer, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Council’s Annual Grant Program. 1/2007-5/2008.

Bibliographer for the MLA International Bibliography. 6/2003-9/2009.

Writing Assessment. Neumann College, 8/2005-5/2006. Evaluate incoming Freshman placement essays and am helping to restructure the program.

English Rater. IUP, 5-6/2002-2003. Evaluated incoming freshmen placement essays and portfolios.

Graduate Assistant. Studies in the Humanities, IUP, 8/2000-5/2002.  Editing and editorial correspondence.    

Researcher for Dean of Arts and Performance. SUNY Brockport, 6-7/2000.  Performed historical research and interviews. Wrote a biographical text.          

Researcher, Assistant Editor for Chair of the English Department. SUNY Brockport, 8/1998-6/2000.


ABEL Sex Offender Assessment, March 2017.

Static-99R Training Workshop for scoring sex offender risk, April 2017.

Online Express Training. PGCC, Spring 2009.

Online Instructor Certification Workshops. Cheyney University, 6/2008.

iWebfolio Workshop. Cheyney University, 1/2007

Student Advising Workshop.  Cheyney University, 9/2006.

Blackboard Workshop.  Cheyney University, 9/2006.

WebBoard Workshop.  Burlington County College, 9/2004.

Modern Language Association Bibliography Workshop.  MLA Conference, San Diego, California, 12/2003.

Literary Guild, Reflective Practice, IUP, 9/2003-2004.  A member of an interdisciplinary discussion group on pedagogy and literature. 

Formative Dialogues on Teaching. IUP, 9/2003.  Trained in an interactive workshop on constructive faculty observation.

Reflective Practice Member, IUP, 9/2003-Present.  An active member of an interdisciplinary faculty group to promote reflective teaching.

Introduction to Web Classroom Training (WebCT), Instructional Design Center Workshop, IUP, 5/2003.  Trained in setting up WebCT for class.

Developing Syllabi in WebCT, Instructional Design Center Workshop, IUP, 5/2003.  Trained in setting up syllabi and grades online using WebCT.

Developing Quizzes in WebCT, Instructional Design Center Workshop, IUP, 5/2003.  Trained in setting up quizzes and discussion boards online using WebCT.

Safe Zone Member, IUP, 6/2003-5/2004. Support and advising system for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students and staff.

Teaching Associate mentoring program, English Department, IUP, 8/2002-5/2004.  Trained and participated in TA  meetings to improve teaching and class management.


Ten-Year Teaching Service Award, PGCC, awarded March 2019

Awardee [not taken, little college support], Fulbright Grant to South Korea (10 months), 2014.

Five-Year Teaching Service Award, PGCC, awarded 02/2014.

IUP Graduate Assistantship, 8/2000-5/2002.

IUP Academic Excellence Doctoral Fellowship, 8/2000-5/2001.

Member of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, 1/2000.

President, English Club. SUNY Brockport, 8/1998-5/2000.

McNair Scholar at SUNY Brockport, 8/1997-5/2000.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 11/1995. 

Delta Epsilon Sigma, 10/2005.

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers, 9/2016-Present.

National Association of Social Workers-MD, 9/2016-Present.

National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws, 2018-Present.

National Organization for Forensic Social Work, 2018-Present.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, 2019-Present.

American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, 2019-Present.

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