Emeritus & Retired Faculty
- Instructor II
Introduction to College Writing; Introduction to Literature; Writing in the Disciplines
I teach liberal education at WKU. Some people call it ‘gen ed’, but I call it liberal education. I teach “Introduction to College Writing”, “Introduction to Literature”, and “Writing in the Disciplines”. I am also fond of Oxford commas.
I have taught grades 8-12 for ten years before University and ran my own chimney repair business ten years before that. My wife and I own and operate a fifty acre sheep farm in Hart County, KY. We shear them ourselves. It is hard messy work just like writing and reading. Trust me on this.
I am fond of shiny tech, but I am also a fond user of old technologies like 3X5 cards and ink laden newspapers. Western is a place to connect with folks like me and a place for me to connect with folks like you, digitally or face-to-face or any other way that presents itself.
WKU, Continuing Instructor, 2004-present
Hart County High School, Teacher, 1994-2004
Weblog Self-Efficacy in First Year College Writing Environments
Toni Morrison’s Beloved: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis
Hashtag Chats and Rhetorical Facilitation
Social Capital in Professional Educational Groups:The WKU Writing Project