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...

This site, the topmost rooms anyway, is a compost. Uploading is catalytic; posting acts as an agent. Pieces and projects go up, mingle, percolate, disappear, to return reconstituted. Or not. In ancient times webpages had those “under construction” graphics--yellow road signs, silhouette of a digging man. This site is maintained  in that spirit. A turning more than a digging, as one does with compost to keep the components cooking. Stuff that’s done cooking is archived further down.

I'm a full professor at St. John's University where I direct the Writing Center. 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, Siena College, and Tufts. 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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