- Ph.D., English, University of Denver, 1984
- M.A., English, University of South Florida, 1979
- B.A., English & Psychology, University of South Florida, 1976
My Ph.D. work focused not only on early American literature, but also on the writing of fiction. My dissertation is a short story collection entitled Sorrow for the Dead. My teaching interests are in nature writing, environmental literature, and the literature of social justice and social change. I look forward to teaching a course featuring the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.
Research & Scholarship
Poetry and fiction workshops
American Literature through 1865
Reading Nature: Writing the World ( a core “Global Environmental Awareness class)
The Literature of Social Justice and Social Change (a core “Justice” class)
Little Houses, short story collection, Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2013
Memory’s Rooms, poetry collection, Conundrum Press, 2013.
Trembling in the Bones: A Commemorative Edition Honoring the 100 Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, poetry collection, 3: A Taos Press, 2013
Exiles and Expatriates, short story collection, is forthcoming from Hollywood Books.