Instructor, English Department
Office: PC 3239
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
Welcome to Gannon University’s website, and welcome to this page. I’ve taught at Gannon for 10 years, and each year has been more remarkable than the last. It’s true. I’ve had opportunities to explore many areas of composition and literature with students, and each semester new ideas have bubbled up from discussions and projects. Often, in College Composition, in Critical Analysis and Writing, and in First Year Seminars, we put together booklets of student writing. In the English Department’s Drama course, I have investigated with students the evolution of dramatic writing and criticism. During various semesters, I’ve also led classes in Creative Writing, Modern Drama, and Pennsylvania Writers.
Prior to my Gannon years, I was a newspaper reporter for Gannett Newspapers in Westchester County, New York. Also, I was a freelance writer concentrating on local issues in several areas of the country, including San Rafael, California and Madison, Wisconsin. Drawing on my experiences, I have thoroughly enjoyed guiding students toward recognition of solid, truthful, noteworthy writing, and how to achieve it.
Instructor of English, Gannon University, 2004 – Present.
Introduction to Literature
Prose Literature (regular and honors)
Critical Analysis and Composition (regular and honors)
First Year Seminar
Instructor (adjunct) of English, Gannon University, 2003 – 2004.
College Composition and Critical Analysis and Composition.
Instructor (adjunct) of English, Mercyhurst College, 2003 - 2004.
First and second semester Composition.
Instructor of English, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, 1999-2003.
College Writing Skills (101)
Research Writing (102)
Basic Writing Skills
Instructor of English, Embry-Riddle University, Prescott, AZ, 1999.
Summer Concentration in English Skills
Instructor in Distance Learning and Outreach, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1993 - 1996.
Introduction to Journalism
Instructor of English (adjunct), Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, 1992 – 1995.
Vocabulary and Writing