Department Chair

  • Erich Hertz
    Associate Professor of English
    Kiernan Hall 214
    (518) 782-6896

Naton Leslie, Ph.D.



     Naton Leslie, Ph.D.
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It is with deep sadness that the English Department mourns the recent passing of Dr. Naton Leslie. Dr. Leslie graduated from Ohio University with a Ph.D. in creative writing. He published books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, and his work appeared in magazines both nationally and internationally. He was the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  He taught writing and literature, especially creative writing, and directed the English Department Internship Program.   In 2011, Dr. Leslie was awarded Siena's Raymond Kennedy Excellence in Scholarship Award.