Academic interests

contemporary American fiction, the humanities and advanced technologies, administration of higher education, and excellence in higher education


  • The Grim Phoenix: Reconstructing Thomas Pynchon (Indiana University Press 1978);
  • articles in Technology Success Stories:Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning at IUPUI, and Metropolitan Universities;
  • and numerous other articles, papers,speeches and reviews


  • member, Indiana Commission for Higher Education Campus Missions Advisory Committee;
  • member, Indiana Western Governor'sSteering Committee for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education;
  • member, IU Center on Philanthropy Board of Governors;
  • member,Council on Academic Affairs, NASULGC;
  • member, Council for Adult and EXPERIENTIAL Learning Board of Trustees;
  • and member, The Children's Museum Board of Directors