Staff & Associates

Etruscan Press OfficeEtruscan Press is headquartered at Wilkes University and Youngstown University; however most of the Etruscan Press team work remotely from locations in Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Pictured to the left is Dr. Harold Cox Hall, which serves as the Etruscan Press headquarters on the Wilkes University campus.


Philip Brady’s forthcoming book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics (Broadstone, 2020). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of Tennessee Press, 2019). He is the author of four books of poetry, a previous collection of essays, and a memoir. He has edited a critical book on James Joyce and an anthology of contemporary poetry.

Brady’s work has received the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; a ForeWord magazine Gold Medal; an Ohioana Poetry Award; the Ohio Governor’s Award and six Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; and Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State. An essay earned Notable recognition in Best American Essays, and work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. He has done residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and the Soros Centre for the Arts in the Czech Republic.

Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea. Currently, he is distinguished professor of English at Youngstown State University. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University.

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Robert Mooney’s most recent publication is a novel, Father of the Man (Pantheon, 2002). He has published numerous short stories, including “Halloween” in the Paterson Literary Review, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Mooney earned a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from Binghamton University. He has served as editor of New Myths Press and the acclaimed literary journal New Myths/MSS, which was founded by John Gardner.

Mooney is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College, where he directs the O’Neill Literary House. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty at Wilkes University.

Watch “Moonfest: A Tribute to Robert Mooney” (held on November 10, 2020 to celebrate his retirement from Washington College)

Stephen M. OristaglioStephen M. Oristaglio is the founding supporter of Etruscan Press. He is currently the Co-Chief Investment Officer of SCS Financial in Boston, an investment and private wealth management firm. He has been Head of Investments at Putnam Investments, Global Head of Fixed Income at Swiss Bank Corporation, and a senior bond trader at Salomon Brothers International. Oristaglio was captain of the 1977 Bucknell Basketball team. These days, as Steve Travia, he plays live concerts with the Berklee Full Circle Band in the Boston area.

Click here to see Steve Travia with the Berklee Full Circle Band.

Bill SchneiderBill Schneider is the Managing Editor of Etruscan Press. His previous experience includes a three-decade long career in the music industry accompanied by extensive travel throughout six continents.

Bill’s essays and short stories have appeared in Route 7 Review (May 2017), The Hamline Lit Journal (April 2017) and Middle Gray Magazine (January 2014). He has also been published in the “No Regrets” issue of Silly Tree Anthologies (2014).

Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University. He also received his M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.

Pamela TurchinPamela Turchin is the Production Editor of Etruscan Press. She earned an M.A. and M.F.A. in fiction from the Maslow Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University. Prior to joining Etruscan Press, she was a photojournalist, and taught 4th grade and language arts.


Robert Carioscia’s paintings and art have been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries, including: The Parrish Art Museum, Fusion Arts Museum, The Elaine Benson Gallery, Giordano Gallery, James Yu Gallery, Homegrown Gallery, Gallery North, Aquasource Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, The Hechsher Art Museum, The Islip Arts Museum, Hofstra University, Dowling College, Youngstown University, and others. He is a recipient of the Grumbacher Award, The Hechsher Art Museum Award in Painting and has been a resident fellow at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Carioscia has received the following public art commissions: a public arts commission from the The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit Program for permanent art at Columbus Circle Station and a public arts commission for a mural project at a LIRR Train Station. He has also served on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit selections committee. He was born in NYC and educated at Hofstra University (BA and MA), Cooper Union, and SUNY Stony Brook. He began his formal career in art by collaborating on performance pieces at Robert Raushenberg’s NY studio. His company, Solita Art Associates, Inc., creates art, represents Visual Artists, and produces graphic arts materials.
David HicksDavid Hicks, Ph.D., grew up in New York. A first-generation college student, he earned his doctorate in American Literature at NYU. He has taught at Pace University in New York, Marywood University in Scranton, Mesa State College in Colorado and Regis University in Denver, where he co-founded and co-directed the MFA in Creative Writing. In his 40s he shifted his work from academic to creative, first publishing short stories, then collecting and rearranging them as a novel-in-stories, White Plains, published by Conundrum Press (now Bower House Books) in 2017. White Plains was named the #1 book by Colorado authors by Westword Magazine, was one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award, and was the 2018 “Village Read” for Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado, a county with more than 600,000 residents). In 2020 he became the new director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. His second novel, The Gospel According to Danny, is in submission, and he is currently hard at work on a novella set in Prague.