Chair, Department of English
Professor of English
Hillyer Hall 272
Ph.D., University of Illinois
A.M., University of Illinois
B.A., College of Wooster
A sample: interdisciplinary general education; composition pedagogy; poetry writing.
Created national peer-reviewed website of interdisciplinary course materials.
Interdisciplinary General Education: Questioning Outside the Lines. NY: College Entrance Examination Board, 1999. [General editor and contributor.]
Sample Book Chapters:
"Writing in Interdisciplinary Courses: Coaching Integrative Thinking." Innovations in Interdisciplinary Teaching. Ed. Carolyn Haynes. Phoenix: American Council on Education/Oryx, 2002.
"Creating and Maintaining Team-Taught Interdisciplinary General Education." Co-authored by Marcia Bundy Seabury and Karen Barrett. Team Teaching and Learning in Adult Education. Ed. Mary-Jane Eisen and Elizabeth J. Tisdell. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 87. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
"Scholarship About Interdisciplinary: Some Possibilities and Guidelines." Issues in Integrative Studies 22 (2004): 52-84.
"Interdisciplinary and the Public Sphere." Co-authored by Jill Dix Ghnassia and Marcia Bundy Seabury. Journal of General Education 51.3 (2002): 153-172.
I advise students with interests in:
Possible English major
Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:
A wonderfully diverse group of students. It's great to see Hillyer students' growth in skills and confidence, as they find they can do well. I like working with them wherever they are and helping to take them further (small classes and time for one-on-one work are a big plus toward this goal). And then it's great to see them go on to successes in their studies and careers.