One of my primary objectives as an instructor of English is to help students strengthen their written and oral communication skills. In my courses, I stress the importance of the precise articulation of ideas and opinions, the potency of language to persuade (rhetoric), and the overall beauty and wonder of the English language. I guarantee that, as one of my students, you will enjoy a thought-provoking, enlightening, and fun experience!
Dissertation: Historical Uncertainty and Moral Ambiguity in Postwar America: An Examination of Selected Black Humor Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
M.A., Western Connecticut State University
A.B., Middlebury College
"Why is Keith Richards Living in My Bathroom?" Sawmill Magazine. Issue #2, Spring 2013
“Sinners in the Hands of an Amphibious God” (flash fiction). Splash of Red. Nov, 2009
“Mommy, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Marxist (for bell hooks)” (flash fiction). decomP Magazine. (June 2009)
“I Vomited Into the Bushes When I Saw the Cyclops Boy” (flash fiction). The AmpersandReview. Vol 3 (Spring 2009)
“The Dalai Lama Orders Coffee at the Drive-Thru” (flash fiction). Nano Fiction. Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2009)
“Please, I Really Want a Fried-Dough Maker” (flash fiction). The Foliate Oak Online LiteraryReview. Vol 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2008)
“Chicken Wire Hair-do,” “Smoke Detector Divorce,” and “Telephone Homicide” (3 poems). Change: An Occasional Magazine Dedicated to the Memory of Richard Brautigan. No. 2 (Fall 2006). 2 Jan. 2007
“Please Don’t Plant This Book” (flash fiction). Change: An Occasional Magazine Dedicated to the Memory of Richard Brautigan. No. 2. 2 Jan. 2007
“Richard Brautigan’s Utopia of Detachment” (article). Connecticut Review 14.1 (1992): 85-91.
ENGL 1105 Composition
ENGL 1110 Composition & Literature
ENGL 2230 Public Speaking & Group Discussion
ENGL 2267 Creative Writing I
ENGL 2268 Creative Writing II
ENGL 4481 Special Topics: Native American Literature