Associate Professor of Writing Communication


B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Wyoming; M.F.A., University of Alabama

Areas of Expertise

Tennessee River, outdoor writing/columns, Cumberland River, canoeing, canoe camping

Teaching Areas

First-year writing courses, public speaking, creative nonfiction, fiction, journalism, nature writing

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Other Information

I play a lot of competitive tennis (USTA). I've published three nonfiction books (travel narratives, University of Tennessee Press). Most recent fiction award was first prize the 2018 Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest.