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Personal Information

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

I am a life-long resident of Monroe, graduating from Monroe Catholic Central in 1968.

In 1972, I graduated with Honors in English from Eastern Michigan University.  My B.A. degree was in Education with a major in English and a minor in History.

Also in 1972 I began teaching English at Jefferson High School.  For fifteen years I taught literature and composition to junior and seniors.

In 1977, I received my M.A. in English. I also began teaching at MCCC as an adjunct faculty member.

When a position in administration opened at JHS (Assistant Principal) in 1987, I accepted the post.   I served as Assistant Principal for six years.

During this time, I began working on my doctorate from the University of Toledo.  In 1990, I received my Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature.  My dissertation dealt with Shakespeare's Macbeth.  

In 1993 I became the Dean of Humanities/Social Sciences Division. In the Winter of 2005, I became a full-time faculty member.  

PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL ORGANIZATIONS

bullet National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
bullet Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) which organizes a  yearly conference for community college liberal arts instructors  in Michigan.   This organization also sponsors the Student  Scholar  Conference.  MCCC has been very active (and successful) in this annual research-project competition.
bullet Associate editor of the Community College Enterprise.  My responsibility is to review/edit submitted articles for publication in the journal.
bullet The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
bullet Monroe Community Players
bullet Monroe County Fine Arts Council

PERSONAL INTERESTS

bullet I enjoy reading, particularly historical fiction.   My favorite settings are (surprise!) the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
bullet I also am active in theater.   I try to perform at least once a year.  I also like to perform at different theaters for different theater companies. 
bullet I have three children of whom I am very proud.  The two eldest attended MCCC.  Bill is an economist with State Farm Insurance.  Kelly is presently a social worker in Columbus, Ohio.  Scott is an English teacher at Monroe High School.
bullet I am married to a wonderful woman, Tricia. She has three boys Kyle, Alex, and Brady.
bullet I have three grandchildren: Devin, Connor, and Drew.
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