Professor of English, Composition, and Literature
LIT 101 Introduction to Literature
LIT 201 Survey of English Literature I
LIT 204 American Literature I
LIT 303 Shakespeare
LIT 304 Short Story
LIT 305 Major Author: Milton
LIT 405 Special Topics in Literature
Ph.D. (English), The University of Toledo, 1972
M.A. (English), The University of Toledo, 1969
B.S., Bloomsburg State College, 1967
At RWC since 1972
Milton and Hemingway
Current Research Interests:
- "'Top-hole" in Hemingway's 'A Way You'll Never Be'" The Explicator. 69, no. 3 (December, 2011): 109-112.
- Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity and the Tradition of English Poetry on This Theme. The Edwin Mellen Press: 2009. [Recepient of "The Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship"]
- Shakespeare's Othello 4.3.60-105." Explicator 65.4 (Summer 2007): 197-199.
- The Sources and Traditions of Milton's L'Allegro and Il Penseroso. The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY: 1999.
- “The Influence of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood on Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’” Religious Humanism, 33.1 and 2 (Winter/Spring, 1999): 68-80.
- Hemingway's Debt to Baseball in The Old Man and the Sea: A Collection of Critical Readings, ed. by C. Harold Hurley, The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY. 1992.