As a faculty member in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland, I strive to be a versatile colleague with a diverse interests that span creative writing, rhetoric and writing center studies.
My academic textbook on peer tutor training is forthcoming from the Macmillan Learning division of Bedford/St. Martins. As Associate Director of the Writing Center I oversee graduate writing support at Loyola. My responsibilities include training and supervision of our staff of graduate tutors, development and promotion of a graduate writing workshop curriculum, and collaboration with graduate faculty to provide program specific writing support.
I hold both a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (fiction) and a PhD in English. I am currently working on a historical novel, and I enjoy teaching both introductory and advanced courses when the opportunity arises. I support this work with research including conference and departmental presentations that address specific authors and works, and I have taught a range of classes in twentieth century American literature. Published creative work can be found in Necessary Fiction, Dark Lane Quarterly Collective, The Toucan Literary Magazine, The Burnside Review, and Chrysalis among others.
Published scholarly work is available from Gnovis, Contemporary Literature, and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. I also have presented research in several fields, while serving in positions of departmental leadership as a complement to my teaching.