Academic interests

  • Composition and Literature
  • Contemporary American Literature - especially Walker Percy

Teaching

  • W 131 - Elementary Composition I
  • W 132 - Elementary Composition II
  • L 115 - Introduction to Literature
  • L 204 - Introduction to Fiction
  • W 313 - The Art of Fact
  • L 495 - Independent Study in Literature

Awards

  • IUPUI Favorite Professor Award (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013)
  • The Society of Professional Journalists Awardest Criminal Justice Story (2007)
  • The Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Sports Reporting (2003 and 2005)
  • Liberal Arts Faculty Medal for Academic Distinction 1990-1991
  • Rebecca Pitts Short Story Award 1988
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society