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Academic History

Washburn University, Associate Professor of English, 1990 - present; Assistant Professor of English, 1983-1990.

Franklin College, Assistant Professor, 1982-1983.

Purdue University, Instructor of English, 1981-1982; Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1976-1981.

Bowling Green University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1974-1976.

Scholarly Interests/Activities
Reading and researching Science Fiction, SF Film, Fantasy Literature, Fantasy Film, Business Writing, Individualized Instruction (Tutoring), Susannah Sheldon & the Salem Witch Trials.
Service Interests/Activities

English Literature Major Student Academic Advising

English Department Faculty Hiring & Review Committees

English Honor Society Advisor

Business Writing & SF/F Writing Consulting

Writing Center Coordinator (1983-2010)

Writing & Research in Genealogy

Proctor & Member, American Mensa, Ltd., Mid America Mensa Chapter.

Career Accomplishments

Numerous academic papers presented at literature, composition, and popular culture conferences.

Edited business writing samples & guidelines texts.

Poetry published in Kansas Quarterly, Kansas English, Mension Bulletin, & Inscape Literary Review.

Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Scholastic Honor Society, Purdue University, May 1981.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, April 1981.

B. A. degree earned summa cum laude.

A. E. Dubois Award (Literary Criticism), First Prize, Sigma Tau Delta, Kent State University,  May 1974.

Citation for Superior Scholarship, Honors Day Convocation, Kent State University, May 19, 1974.

Inducted into English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, Kent State University, 1973.

Honorable Discharge from active & reserve duty: US Army Medical Corps, 1974.