- Ph.D., English, September, 1984, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- M.A., English, June, 1979, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
- B.A., English, summa cum laude, May, 1977, William Paterson College of New Jersey.
Recent Course Offerings
- English 239: Literature and Life
- English 240: American Literature Survey
- English 308: Practical Literary Criticism
- English 649: Studies in American Literature
- English 685A: Advanced Seminar in Teaching English