I’m a full-time professor in the English Department at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida. As of the spring semester 2019, I teach ONLINE CLASSES only.

I graduated with a B.A. from New College, Sarasota, in French and Russian. My M.A. is in Fiction Writing/Teaching of Writing from Columbia College, Chicago, where I tutored one-on-one and taught Fiction Writing Workshop I as an adjunct for three years.

The first class I ever taught was Research and Writing at John Marshall Law School in downtown Chicago in 1987. I then went on to teach at National-Louis University in Chicago. I have been actively employed as a college professor practically continually ever since; I have been employed as a full-time tenure-track professor at Polk State College since 2008.

At Polk State College, I teach English Composition (ENC 1101) and Introduction to Literature (LIT 1000), six classes per semester, all ONLINE.

I also founded the PSC Creative Writing Club, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary on campus this year. I’m a Co-Adviser to the Club. (Professor HD Childree is my Co-Adviser.)

  • We are in the second year of our new Visiting Writer’s Program.
  • As of Jan. 1, 2020, I took over responsibility for managing the Creative Writing Club’s activities on social media, including the Club’s Facebook page.
  • See https://www.facebook.com/PolkStateCWC/




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