Assistant Professor of English
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Bio in a Nutshell: Upon graduating from Penn State with a degree in Advertising, I got fired from my first job after six weeks. I cut lawns, worked in a comic book shop, at a mall bookstore, and finally with a typesetter. Later I talked my way into a creative writing graduate school, where I learned a great deal, mostly what I didn't understand about writing. I also found I really enjoyed teaching, which I've done now for about twenty years. Just before making a new home at Ship, I directed the MFA program at McNeese State University.
The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible! (LSU Press, Fall 2013)
The Miracle Stealer (Arthur A. Levine, 2010)
Buddy Cooper Finds a Way (Simon and Schuster, 2004)
St. Michael's Scales (Arthur A. Levine, 2002)
"The Dad in Question" http://gulfstreamlitmag.wordpress.com/current-issue/fiction/the-dad-in-question/
"Dear Literary Agent" http://www.literarysalt.com/issue3.2003/fiction_nc_literaryagent.html
9/17/15: Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
10/15/15: Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
All events are free and open to all!