Major, U.S. Air Force (retired, 1993). Active commissioned service (20 years) June 1973-July 1993.

Academic interests

American literature, literature and science, textual studies with an emphasis on the work of Ray Bradbury, science fiction and fantasy, and the history of publishing.


Core courses and electives for the scholarly editing concentration of the graduate research certificate program in Professional Editing, School of Liberal Arts.


(author) Bradbury Beyond Apollo (University of Illinois Press, 2020); Ray Bradbury Unbound (University of Illinois Press, 2014); Becoming Ray Bradbury (University of Illinois Press, 2011); (co-author) Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction (Kent State University Press 2004); (general editor) The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, volume 2 (2014) and volume 3 (2017); The New Ray Bradbury Review, issues 4–6 (2015–2019); (textual editor) The Writings of Charles S. Peirce Vols. 6 and 8 (Indiana University Press 2000, 2010); The Essential Peirce Vol. 2 1893-1913 (Indiana Univ. Press 1998); introductions and historical essays for new editions of several of Ray Bradbury's books, including Simon & Schuster’s Fahrenheit 451 (60th anniversary edition, 2013) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (2017); Article-length bibliographical and textual studies of Ray Bradbury, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon and Robert Penn Warren which have appeared in Bulletin of Bibliography, Mississippi Quarterly, University of Mississippi Studies in English, Prospects, and Resources for American Literary Study.


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