Master of Arts in English - Marshall University; 1973
Bachelor of Arts in English - West Virginia Wesleyan College; 1969

Courses Taught

ENGL 101-02 Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 320-01 Backgrounds & Practices in Reading Children's Literature
ENGL 493-01 Seminar: Victorian Decadence
ENGL 102-01 CR & W II: American Mosaic
ENGL 204-01 Survey of British Literature II
ENGL 322-01 Adolescent Literature
ENGL 204-01 Survey of British Literature II
ENGL320-01 Backgrounds & Practices in Reading Children's Literature
ENGL 203-01 Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 332-01 The British Novel to 1900
GSCC 100-07 The First Year Experience

Current Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
West Virginia Association of College English Teachers (WVACET)
Sigma Tau Delta (English Honorary)


Faculty Merit Foundation: West Virginia 2004-05 Professor of the Year, 2005 Glenville State College Award for Faculty Excellence, 2004


"Broken Angel," published in the 2008 Trillium Song/poem

"A Long Ago Song," published in the 2009 Trillium Song/poem

"Lady in Waiting," published in the 2010 Trillium Song/poem

"Someone to Take Them Home," published in the 2011 Trillium Song/poem


"What the College Student Really Needs for English." Participated in a workshop in conjunction with the GSC Department of Education, at Ravenswood High School; presentation w/ RHS English teachers. March 15,2006

Presented at the WV College Student Retention Conference, sponsored by CTCS ofWV, in Charleston, WV, March 20,2007. Faculty Best Practices Panel. [As a recipient of several recent "Faculty of the Year" honors and awards, I was invited to "share thoughts about the role of faculty in student retention, as well as successful pedagogical techniques" I have utilized during my teaching career.

Workshop/ presentation on Children's Literature to Ms. Miranda Riddle's English Class [Children's Literature block elective], Ritchie County High School, Spring 2008

Organized an interactive workshop with select GSC faculty and teachers at Ripley High School; presentation with Ripley High English Department. Feb. 21, 2011.

Presentations (musical performances): Song poems published in the Trillium, 2008-11 performed at respective annual Trillium poetry readings, 2008-11.