In kindergarten I stood on a desk and took a photo of my class.

I direct the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University (New York), where I've been a member of the English Department since 1994. Before St. John's I taught in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, and before that worked as a counselor in the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Siena College. I've taught courses at the University at Albany, Siena College, and Tufts. 

I got my B.A. at Geneseo in 1985 (double majoring in Studio Art and English), then a master's in English (concentrating in poetry writing) and a Doctor of Arts at the University at Albany.

I'm currently enrolled in the low residency MFA program in creative practice at the Transart Institute, accredited through Plymouth University, UK.

You can find my full c.v. here

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