Associate 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 Pocket Guide to Divorce: A Self-Help Work of Fiction (Gorsky Press, 2014)
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)
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!