Professor of English
Office: Burrus Dickinson 301
Phone: (309) 467-6335
PhD, Contemporary American Literature/Native American Literature, University of Missouri, 1993
My research interests include Native American Literature and Appalachian Literature and Culture; my creative interests include poetry, nature writing, and creative non-fiction.
Non-Western Literature, Native American Literature, Nature Writers, and creative writing courses in poetry, nature writing, and creative non-fiction.
Recent academic papers given at Appalachian Studies Association meetings and at the Southern Appalachian Culture Series.
Recent publications include poems in the Southern Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal.
I enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains of East Tennessee, gardening, reading, writing, and book binding.