Department of English
- Associate Professor. Joined English Department faculty in 1993.
- MA French Literature; PhD English Education from New York University.
- Regularly teach Comp & Lit 1 & 2; Reading and Writing Poetry / Honors, World Literature, Short Story electives. In the works: Literature of Human Rights elective.
- Faculty mentor in Student Tutor Education Program (STEP), an independent study involving classroom observation, Writing Center tutoring, scholarly reading and writing for students intending a career in education.
- Faculty Co-advisor to Amnesty USA student human rights chapter.
- Faculty Co-Editor & Advisor 1995-2005, Voyages literary and arts magazine of student work (first–place prize in the Community College Humanities Association literary magazine competition, Eastern division, 2005).
- Co-director Poets & Writers reading series, 1996-2004.
- State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000 and Westchester Community College Foundation Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2001.
- Published poetry and scholarship in College English, Contemporary Literature, Poetry Northwest, First Intensity, Cortland Review (on-line), others. Given poetry readings at Westchester Community College Poets & Writers series, Bard College, Lewis and Clark College, Lake Forest College, New York University and less collegiate venues.
- Founding faculty member of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College. Continue to lead poetry and other writing workshops at the Institute for high school and college teachers.
Personal & professional notes:
My interests in literature and in writing generally are at the heart of my teaching. The power of the imagination to engage our sympathies through language continues to astonish and gives hope for our species. Human rights have become an increasingly important issue in my life, given both their grievous violation throughout the world and the opportunities we have to better the lives of people
who share this planet.
I extend an invitation to students with similar interests in writing, education or human rights to speak with me.