Ph.D in English, New York University, New York City, NY, 1991
M.A. in English, Saint Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, 1984
B.A. in English, Writing Concentration, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, 1982
Awards & Recognition
Faculty Lecturer of the Year, Regis University, 2009-2010
Faculty Member of the Year Award, Regis Leadership Program, 2007
Faculty Member of the Year Award, Regis University, 2005
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Pace University, 1996
Research & Scholarship
Early American Literature, American Romanticism, African-American Literature, Hawthorne, Fiction Writing
The Ruins. A novel, in manuscript. Finalist in the Engine Books First Novel Prize, the New Rivers Press Many Voice Project Contest, and the New American Letters Fiction Contest.
White Plains. A novel-in-stories. Agented, seeking publication.
“All the Wrong Moves.” Short Story. Saranac Review, Fall 2012.
“In Love with Louise.” Short Story. Trachodon, Spring 2012.
“Sunday Morning at the Silver Spur.” Short Story. South Dakota Review, Summer 2011.
“Once Upon a Time at the Kiev.” Short Story. Specs, Fall 2011
“It’s Always the Quiet Ones.” Short Story. GSU Review, Spring/Summer 2007.
-Second place, 2007GSU Review Fiction Contest.
“Spring Creek Pass.” Short story. Glimmer Train Stories, Spring 2005.
“Diamond Dash.” Short story. The Colorado Review, Summer 2003.
- Nominated for Pushcart Prize.