I direct the Professional Writing Program and the Seven Valleys Writing Project, two ways to make writing more accessible to teachers and students as a way to learn in any area, from science to myth. I study rhetoric (our intentional and strategic uses of writing). I also study the historical development of writing and how people and groups develop and sustain a writing practice.
Ph.D. Composition and Rhetoric from Syracuse University 1999
--Dissertation studies a teaching community and how it developed a language for inquiry.
MA Poetry from Syracuse University
The Evolution of Writing
Introduction to Professional Writing
Blueline, Midwest Gothic, Newfound, Writing on the Edge
Annual Regional Writing Matters Conference (teachers teaching teachers)
Professional Writing Program
English Personnel Committee
Teaching Awards Committee
Seven Valleys Writing Project since 2008
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
SUNY Cortland Awards for Excellence 2013 & 2008