Related Academic & Professional Information


Transart Institute, 2018, MFA, Plymouth University, UK (creative practice)

University at Albany, 1990, Doctor of Arts, English (composition studies) 

University at Albany, 1988, Master of Arts, English (poetry)

SUNY Geneseo, 1985, Bachelor of Arts, English and Studio Art (double major), summa cum laude

Administrative and Teaching Positions

Professor, English Department (2008-current)

Associate Professor, English Department (2001-2008)

Assistant Professor, English Department (1994-2001)

Acting Chair, English Department (Spring 2004)

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (2010-2015)

Director of the Core (2011-2015)

Director, Institute for Writing Studies (2006-2017) 

Director, Writing Center (1996-2007; 2015-2019)

Prior Teaching Experience 

Harvard University, Expository Writing Program (1992-1994) 

Harvard Summer Extension School (1993-1994)

Tufts University, Experimental College (1994)

Siena College, English Department (1989-1992)

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth (1989-1990) 

University at Albany, Graduate Assistant, English Department (1987-1989)

University Committees

Director, University Core Curriculum Council, 2011-2015 

Co-Chair, University Academic Support Committee, 2015

University Assessment Committee co-chair, 2014-2015

Academic and Administrative Assembly, 2014-2015

Academic Planning Committee co-chair, 2010-2014 

Career Initiative Planning Committee, 2011-2012 

Executive Planning Committee, 2010-2014

Retention Task Force, 2011-2014

University Personnel Committee, 2011-2014

Distance Learning/Online Learning Strategic Planning Committee, 2012-2013 

Collective Bargaining, 2011-2013

Bulletin Committee, 2012-2013

Emergency Operation Team, 2011-2015

Middle States Periodic Review Report Steering Committee co-chair,, 2010-2011 

Chair, Graduate Council, 2010-2011

Student Engagement Task Force, 2009-2010

Institute for Core Studies, Personnel and Budget Committee, 2008- 2010

English Department, Personnel and Budget Committee, 2001-2009

Core Self-Study Committee, 2004-2005

Middle States Self-Study Committee, 2004-2005

Title III Grant Team, 2004

University Senate, 2002-2004

Student Affairs Committee, 2001


Honorary Member, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, 2007

Faculty Achievement Award, 2006

Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Award for Graduate Teaching, 2004 

Innovative Teaching Award, 1996

Nominated for Teacher of the Year Award, 1996

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1992-1993

Seminars and Workshops

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar. "Grow Abroad: Enhancing Study Away Through Online Learning." London, July 2017

Faculty Workshop Leader in Writing Across the Curriculum, Suffolk Community College, April 2016; April 2017

Invited Participant, American Association of Colleges and Universities, Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. Madison, WI: June 11-15, 2013

"Completing the Cycle: Developing, Implementing, and Assessing E-Portfolios." Educause, Denver, CO: November 6, 2012

Invited Participant, Summer Symposium on Writing and the Teaching of Writing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, July 2010

Participant, Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies at West Virginia University, "Exploring the Family Drama: Race, Gender, Memory, and Narrative" held at Western Virginia, June 5-8, 2008


“Owl” and “Bobcat”, from “A History of Their World, Vol. 2.” The Human Impact Institute, Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), 1 East 42nd St, New York, NY, Nov 6th - December 4th, 2019

“Drunkwork & Phosphorous.” Site: Brookyn, June 14 - July 13, 2019

“The Essentialists.” Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards Exhibition, Montreal, Sept 30 - October 14

Related Professional Experience

Editorial Board, NCTE

Book Review Editor, Composition Forum

Manuscript reviewer: Pedagogy, JAC, Writing Center Journal, Composition Studies, Utopian Studies, JAEPL, NCTE, Southern Illinois University Press