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I have taught English at TCC since 2009. Before that, I spent ten years at OCCC and three years at Muscatine Community College up in Iowa, where I'm from. I return to Iowa every July to join 10,000 other bicyclists on RAGBRAI, a week-long ride across the state. I enjoy asking questions of the famous people who cross my path--in no particular order, Gloria Steinem, Edward Albee, Woodward and Bernstein, Ira Shor, Paula Poundstone, and more. My two children are the coolest people I know.
I teach the full range of English courses from basic writing courses to Honors literature. My composition courses often focus on popular culture and pop music.
- M.A. in English (Composition and Rhetoric emphasis), Iowa State University, 1987
- Ph.D. in English (20th Century American Literature emphasis), Kansas University, 1996
- American literature and popular culture, especially pop music
- Composition and rhetoric
Publications & Presentations
CHARLES BUKOWSKI: AUTOBIOGRAPHER, GENDER CRITIC, ICONOCLAST (Trafford, 2005)
"Oklahoma Values in One Hour or Less: Gary Rhodes' BANNED IN OKLAHOMA and Bradley Beesley's OKIE NOODLING," an essay in SOONER CINEMA (Forty-Sixth Star Press, 2009)
I have made numerous presentations over the years and published many short articles and poems.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Oklahoma Association for Developmental Education - Treasurer and Past President
- 2013 Susan Faulkner Teaching Award, TYCA-SW
- 2008 Outstanding Faculty, OCCC
- 2003 GIFT Finalist, OACC