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.
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).
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