Ph.D. (Ohio University)
Creative Writing; Composition; Workplace Writing; 20th Century American Literature; Short Story
He is an Associate Professor of English at Marshall, coming to us from his work as Associate Director of the Writing Program at the University of Kentucky in 2004-06. He holds a BA in English from East Stroudsburg University and an MA in English with a creative thesis from the University of North Dakota. He received the PhD in English with a creative specialty in Fiction from Ohio University. Among his specialties are composition, the short story, introductory and advanced courses in creative writing (particularly fiction), multimedia writing, and American modernism. His stories have appeared in Gulf Coast and Pleiades, with “Everybody Smells like Fish” being named to the list of 100 Other Distinguished Short Stories by Best American Short Stories 2007 and “What to Do After” receiving a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in 2008.