Ph.D. English, University of Virginia, 1976
M.A. English, University of Virginia, 1966
B.A. English and Latin, Westhampton College, 1964

Teaching and Research Interests

Beginning and Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction
The Novels of Jane Austen
Freshman Seminars
Western Culture
Honors Fiction

Most Recent Publications

A book of short stories, Nothing But The Weather, (Unsolicited Press, California, 2014 )

A novelThere Is Nothing Strange, (Holland House Books, London, June 2016)

The Tonopah Review, an online journal, has posted a collection of stories (2010)Other journals have published stories

Honors and Awards

Fuqua Award 1995, 1999
Cabell Award, 1999

Virginia Prize for Fiction, 1990
Breadloaf Fellowship in the Novel, 1995
Deep South Prize, 1996

Institutional Involvement

Rhetoric Committees
Admissions Committee
QEP Essay Assessment Committee
Special Events, English and Rhetoric