For show & tell in kindergarten I snapped a photo of my class with a toy camera. Shout-outs to Chuck, Steve, Lisa, Rafe, Tim, Mary...

I'm a professor at St. John's University where I currently direct the Writing Center. I directed the  Institute for Writing Studies from 2006 to 2017, when it was dissolved by the University. 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 at the University at Albany (as a grad assistant), Siena College, and Tufts' Experimental College. I recently completed an  MFA in creative practice at the Transart Institute, accredited through Plymouth University, UK.

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