Assistant Professor, Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies

Armory 220, Albany
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Doctoral Program for Ph.D. in English, University at Albany, SUNY, Non-matriculated fall 2014; matriculated fall 2015 

M.A., College of St. Rose, 1997
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Catherine Cavanaugh
Thesis Title: “Yeats: Unmasking the Old Man”

B.A., St. Bonaventure University, 1995


Director, General Education

Director, Writing and Contemporary Thought Program

Professor of Practice inWriting

Instructor, member of Interdisciplinary Department, member of Faculty Learning Committee for 2013-2014

Professional Development/Courses Taken

2015: Textual Studies
2014: The Politics of Literary Reputation
2014: Modern American Poetry
2012: Blackboard 9
2009: Blackboard 8
2007: Students with Disabilities, SUNY Albany
2006: Adolescent Development, SUNY Albany

Current Scholarship

Working Paper: “Thoreau and Hawthorne: The Pastoral and Free Will” Fall 2014 

Articles: “The Interdisciplinary Approach: Curriculum Integration at the Secondary School Level” 

Drama: Face First, Feet Later, reading performed at the College of St.Rose, 1996

Novels: Eternity, The Wrong Man, works in progress

Campus/Community Service

2014: SCA Writing and Contemporary Thought Writing Retreat

2014: SCA Write in the Night

2013-2015: SCA Contemporary Writing and Thought Writing and Fiction contests

2013: SCA Poetry Reading

Additional Honors and Activities

Four by Four: Playwright Series, College of St. Rose

CASDA Honored Teacher, Scholar Recognition Program

LeMoyne College “Special Teacher” Award

NYSEC Educator of Excellence Award

Saint Michael’s College “Unsung Heroes” Award

National Council of Teachers English Membership

Additional Educational Experience

2008-2012: Hudson Valley Community College
Courses Taught: Composition 101, Composition 102, Writing About Literature 104

1996-2008: Academy of the Holy Names
Department Chair, 2006-2008 Courses taught:  Writing I, Writing II, Writing III, Writing IV, Film as Literature, Irish Literature, World Literature I, AP Literature, and the Art of Writing

2006: Bryant and Stratton
Courses taught: Composition and Research