Professor of English
"Every student knows more about something than I do, so I try to learn from them. In doing so, I hope I model lifelong learning and instill in them pride and a desire to learn as well.”
The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing Portfolios. New York, NY: Pearson Longman Publishing, 2000.
“10 Steps for Making Grading Easier, Students Happier, and Your Ego Smaller.” Top Ten Strategies for Teachers of Writing. Vincent Miholic, ed. Education Resources Information Center Document ED490721, 2004.
“WANTED: A Collegial, Effective Teacher Who Publishes…” A Delicate Balance: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service in the 21st Century English Department. Dr. Joe Hardin and Ray Wallace, eds. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry
Awards and Distinctions
15 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
CISR Presidential Research Fellow
MSU Customer Service Award
One of three “Fabulous Faculty” by MSU Student Support Services
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
National Council of Teachers of English
Sigma Alpha Lambda, Advisor