I had the classic Liberal Arts education, at Newberry College, in Newberry, South Carolina. I earned a B.A., with a double major in English and Sociology. I also took a number of classes in History, Religion, and Philosophy.

As I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in English (both from The University of South Carolina), I taught a variety of classes, and I have continued to do so. Click on the CV link above and look in the Teaching Experience section, if you want the complete details.

In January of 2002, I started teaching English and Creative Writing at The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. In July of 2007, I was promoted to Assistant Chair of General Education.

In December of 2009, my department chair was promoted to the open Associate Dean position, and I was appointed Interim Department Chair of General Education. In February 2010, I was promoted to Chair of General Education.  My title has changed periodically, but my duties remain the same.  My job is similar to being chair of an expansive Liberal Arts department, which makes me happy.