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. 

In October of 2016, I took a new job at City College's Hollywood, FL campus.  I am the Director of Education, a position that's similar to a dean.