Writing, American Literature, American History
I will retire in May, 2018 and look forward to it. In the meantime, I write as often as my job allows me.
Visiting Scholar Harvard Divinity School, 2003-2004
PhD University of Wisconsin Madison in American Lit with a Philosophy minor
MA University of Chicago in English
AB Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in Philosophy with Honors
I have published six books, three of them on writing, and about 100 articles and book chapters including work in POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE WRITERS CHRONICLE, PHILOSOPHY NOW, THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW.
WRA 195H Honors first year writing
IAH: I'm no longer allowed to teach my favorite course, Philosophy and Literature, so I am teaching the Midwest.