Professor of English; Director of Composition
Office: LA 235
PhD, English (1998), University of Oregon
MA, English (1990), San Jose State University
BS, Business Administration - Accounting (1986), University of California, Berkeley
I work in the fields of rhetoric and composition, postmodern fiction, and film studies. In the area of rhetoric and composition, my work focuses on pedagogical issues; in postmodern fiction, I deal mostly with issues of style and form. My research in film deals primarily with genre studies and queer theory. I regularly teach courses in all three areas.
My work has appeared in the following publications: Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy Quarterly, Popular Culture in Libraries, Genre, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, and CEA Forum. I have an article in the book The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism (edited by Alex Hunt), and I wrote the Instructor’s Manual for The Shape of Reason, 3rd edition. My book Literary Studies: A Practical Guide was co-authored with Tison Pugh.
6632: Seminar in Teaching Literature
6631: Seminar in Teaching Writing
4431/5531: Teaching and Writing Projects
4401/5501: Advanced Composition
3308: Business Communications
3305: Art of Film II
3311: Writing and Research about Literature
2278: Survey of American Literature II
1126: Art of Film I