Academic interests

  • textual theory and textual criticism
  • semiotics
  • fantasy and science fiction

Awards

Indiana University School of Continuing Studies Teaching Excellence Award, 2002.

Publications

Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie (UMI Research Press, 1981).
Frank Herbert (Twayne's United States Authors Series 1987).
Isaac Asimov (Twayne's United States Authors Series 1991).
Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction (Kent State University Press, 2004). Co-authored with Jon Eller.
Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury: Spectral Journeys (Scarecrow Press, 2013). 
Editor, The New Ray Bradbury Review (KSUP)
General Editor, The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, Vol. 1 (KSUP)
Editor, Moby Dick: A Screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Subterranean Press, 2008)

Service

SLA Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-2009.