Courses I teach fulfill general education requirements in writing and speaking (GWS) and the humanities (GH) or contribute to the Professional Writing Minor.

First-year Composition
  • English 004, Basic Writing
  • English 015, Rhetoric & Composition
  • English 015H, Rhetoric & Composition (honors)
  • English 030, Honors Composition
Disciplinary and Professional Writing
  • English 202C, Technical Writing
  • English 202D, Business Writing
  • English 420, Writing for the Web
  • American Studies 103, American Maculinities
  • American Studies 105, American Popular Culture and Folklife
  • English 184, The Short Story
  • English 231W, American Literature to 1865
Charles T. Butler Teaching and Technology Award (2010)

Anyone interested in how and why I teach? Find a brief statement here.

Previous Experience
I began teaching college English in 1992; find the full story here.

Recent Entries

Spring 2012 Lessons Learned: 202D
I haven't taught Business Writing since 2008, when I left Penn State Shenango for the Hazleton campus. And as with…
First Year Composition: an Epic Win?
I think most composition instructors would chuckle, ruefully of course, because what we want so desperately (for our students to…
Writing FTW, part 2
Is it possible to replace the drudgery of a grading contract with game elements that transform first-year composition into a…