Associate Professor, English Department
Phone: 814-871-7503
Office: PC 3236
king023@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Societies
  • Scholarship/Research

Biography

I have been teaching at Gannon since 2001 and absolutely love it.  Aside from the wide range of courses I teach, I also lead student trips overseas every year.  In the past three years, we have gone to: Greece (2010); southern Italy; Nice, France; Monaco; and Barcelona (2011); and London, Paris, Florence, and Rome (2012).  Next year I have planned trips to England and to Japan.  Students and family members love these tours; one can also get credit for going.

I love helping out with my son's boy scout troop, which gets us outdoors and away from it all.  My other interests include mountain biking, acting, and playing music.  I write songs, sing, play guitar, and have a band in which we play original, indie-type music.  On occasion, I do break out the guitar in class. 

Courses Taught

Drama of Shakespeare

The Art of Film

The Spiritual Struggle in Literature

Modern Drama

Comedic Literature

European Literature

.Prose Fiction

College Composition

and many more!

Graduate:

Shakespeare: Tragedies
Shakespeare: Comedies & Histories
Tudor and Stuart Drama 
The American Novel Post-World War II
Literature and Film (online)

Educational History

Ph. D. English,  Duquesne University (2002).  Dissertation: Shakespeare as Adapted for Children.

M.A. Education, The George Washington University (1994).

B.A. English, State University of New York at Buffalo (1982).

Professional Societies

The Shakespeare Association of America

Scholarship/Research

I have done articles, book chapters, reviews, and conference presentations on a variety of topics, including:

Shakespearean Adaptations for Children; Shakespeare in Performance; Film Acting; European Literature and Film; and Literature Adapted into Song