Since coming to DSC in 2003, I have taught Certificate Preparatory English, Learning Support English, Regents' Writing Skills, Composition I, Composition II, British Literature II, World Literature II, American Literature II, Expressions of Culture I, Shakespeare, Southern Women Writers, Seventeenth-Century British Literature, and Eighteenth-Century British Literature.
I specialize in American Romanticism, a period lasting roughly from 1830 to 1865, and if you've read Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Whitman, Dickinson, Stowe, Douglas, or Melville, for example, you know what I like.
I wrote Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne: A Life in Letters, published by the University of Alabama Press. If you'd like to know more about this figure, Nathaniel Hawthorne's sister, find the book at the Derrell C. Roberts Library here on campus.
I have a spouse, Brenda, and two sons, Keegan and John. We have many pets. I like to cook, care for my family, and travel. In the past ten years, I've also visited two new foreign countries (Ireland and Vietnam), and several states--Montana, Oregon, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Louisiana. I've also seen France, Italy, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.