B.A., University of Alabama; Journalism, 1981
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; Creative Writing (Fiction), 1994
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia; Creative Writing (Fiction)/American Literature/Rhetoric and Composition, 1999
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Highway 82″
Undergraduate Courses Taught
Introduction to Journalism (Service Learning)
Writing and Editing (Nature Writing)
Introduction to Film
Novel to Film
American Film Since 1940
Publications & Editorships
Essay, “Balance”, Heads and Tails, Spring 2003.
Essay, “Confessions of the Lone Extrovert,” The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network, Summer 2002.
Essay, “On Toads, Terrorism, and Newton Hill,” Worcester Magazine, April 25, 2002.
“Partnership and Impartiality: The Vexing Rewards of Service Learning in Journalism Class,” National Council of Teachers of English Conference, San Francisco, November, 2003.
Participant in Roundtable, “Neither ‘Man-Haters’ nor ‘Bunny-Huggers’: Working Against Stereotypes to Help Students in Urban Environments Understand Environmentalism, Feminism, and Ecofeminism,” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Boston, June, 2003.
Chairing panel, “Writing in Thoreau’s Backyard” (featuring Assumption students Lisa Paciello, Steve Muscatello, and Kristina England), Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Boston, June, 2003.
“The Plastic Bag and the Grand Canyon,” Conference on Nature and Progress, Paris, November, 2002.