Department of English
B.A., John Carroll University, 1973
M.A., Ohio University, 1977
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1983
Research and Teaching Interests
- Autobiographical fiction
- Newspapers, magazines and histories from early 1900s
- Stories that have been made into successful movies
"Sometimes you need to go a long way out of your way to get back a short distance correctly." ~ Edward Albee Personal Bio
Specializations: Fiction Writing, Short Stories, and Extreme Fiction; also sports and culture and journalism, especially sports journalism.
Creative work: Author of Will Work for Food: Stories (Illinois Writers Review, 1993). Other stories have appeared in MidAmerica, Writing on the Edge, Confluence, and Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture.
Recent or new topical courses: "Chekhov," "The History of the Short Story—Boccaccio to Barthelme," “How Sports Explains Us," and “Writing Sports Professionally.”
Senior project interests: Fiction—novels, novellas, collections of stories; writing about sports, especially sports and running, endurance, physicality, sexuality and gender; gardening, plants, beauty