Coordinator, Humanities Program
"The sense of learning as shared endeavor matters very much to me. Whether a course emphasizes orientation or literature and philosophy or composition, I hope by what I teach and how I teach it to let students regard themselves as participants in a community—first in our classroom and then in a broad society of readers, writers, thinkers. I hope by example and design to help students respect themselves and each other as learners, gain confidence in their own contributions, and find the resources and practice the skills that will make those contributions satisfying."
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry
Awards and Distinctions
20 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
College of Humanities and Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
Board of Regents Teaching Award, 2006-07