B.A. English, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
M.F.A. English Writers’ Workshop, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.A. African American World Studies, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Graduate Instructor, Rhetoric and English, The University of Iowa, 1986-1991.
Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Instructor, Rhetoric and English, The University of Iowa, 1991-2003.
Adjunct Instructor, English, Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids and Iowa City), 1991-2003.
Instructor, English, Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City), 2003 - 2005.
Assistant Professor, English, Kirkwood Community College (Iowa City), Fall 2005 +.
Editor, University Relations, The University of Iowa, 2000-2001.
Boatloads of experience in the food service industry, 1976-1985.
Housepainter, professional house cleaner, warehouse worker, clerk, bookbuyer, and professional editing.
Composition I, Composition II, Forms of Literature: Fiction, Forms of Literature: Poetry, Literature of the African Peoples, Creative Writing: Fiction, Creative Writing Poetry.
Fran Tarkenton (Football Hall of Famers), Rosen Publishing, 2003.
United States V. the Amistad: The Question of Slavery in a Free Country, Rosen Publishing, 2004.
“Chanting Down the Culture of Fear: Transformation and Redemption in the Literature of Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Orature of Robert Nesta Marley.”
Appeared in Critical Essays on Ngugi Wa Thiong'O (Critical Essays on World Literature) Peter Nazareth (Editor), Twayne Publishers, 2000.
As a freelance writer, numerous articles from CD reviews to sports features to public relations material have been published. Poems published in Diotima, The Lower Stumpf Lake Review, Studio One, and Weather Eye among others.
Hobbies and Interests:
Writing poetry, metaphysical topics, dream analysis, mythology, lapidary arts, the Green Bay Packers, fishing, canoeing, archery, darts, film, ethnomusicology (specifically Roots Reggae), music production, Soundpainting, art (?), history, .