The above photo, taken in December 2014, marks a highlight of my time at Rockford University. I delivered a Commencement Address for the December graduation ceremony at the request of President Head and the Board of Trustees. In the address you will learn a a bit about me, my view of the importance of the Liberal Arts, and some of my academic interests.
I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Rockford University in Rockford, IL. I am also currently serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. I moved to Rockford and began my tenure at the University in August of 2008 upon completing my PhD at Arizona State University. I live here with my wife, Karen, who is an RN and my three kids: Caleb, Julian, and Zoey.