School of Humanities
Associate Professor of English
- Postgraduate study in English at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1975
- MA in English at University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, 1967
- BA in English and Spanish at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1961
Why I Teach
I motivate my students by the belief that together we learn by doing. There are many other principles that inform my teaching approach, including Socrates’ maxim: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” To this end, I believe it is important to create a lively discussion in order to promote a solid understanding of ideas.
I teach out of love for my subject and passing this knowledge along to my students.