Arts. D. English, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
M.A. American Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
B.A. English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Editor, Understanding Ourselves: Readings for Developing Writers. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 339 pp.
Making Progress: From Paragraphs to Essays. New York: HarperCollins,1991. 350 pp.
Writing: Process and Purpose. New York: Macmillan,1986. 246 pp.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
“Teaching A Farewell to Arms from a Modernist Perspective.” Teaching a Farewell to Arms. Ed. Lisa Tyler. Kent, Ohio: Kent State U Press, 2008. 100-112.
“‘Suddenly and Unreasonably:’ Shooting the Sergeant in A Farewell to Arms.” Hemingway’s Italy. Ed. Rena Sanderson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U Press, 2006. 148-157.
“What is College Writing For?” What Is College Level Writing? Eds. Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinburg. Urbana: NCTE, 2006. 146-157.
“Teaching the ‘Lost Generation’ to the Current Generation Through Active Learning.”
Teaching Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Ed. Peter L. Hayes. Moscow, ID: U of Idaho Press, 2003. 103-116.
“Diving Deep: Jake’s Moment of Truth at San Sebastian.” The Hemingway Review. Fall 1997: 28-37.
“Always ‘Shoveing Off’: A [Hemingway] Letter As Metaphor.” North Dakota Quarterly. Spring 1995: 87-94.
Teaching Interests and courses taught
Writing and linguistic courses: English 100, 417, 419, 470.
Literature courses: English 201,133,232, 265, 400,401,402,403 (topics courses), 435, 487W.
Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors
University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher Award
All-University Atherton Teaching Award
Penn State Abington Outstanding Teacher, Tenure-Track