Associate Professor & Director of Composition
​Office:  Anspach 222
Office Phone:  (989) 774-3139
Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

Composition and Rhetoric
Creative Nonfiction
Writing Center Studies
Travel Writing, particularly the discourse and design of travel guidebooks
Courses Taught

ENG 101
ENG 103
ENG 201 and ENG 201H
ENG 303
ENG 397
ENG 601
ENG 614
ENG 697
ENG 718
ENG 799
Degrees and Universities

Ph.D. Michigan Technological University (2010)
M.F.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks (1990)
B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst (1987)
Recent Publications

​"From 香 港 to Ni: Travel Guidebook Writing as a Political Act."  Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing.  Eds. Miguel A. Cabanas, Jeanne Dubino, Veronica Salles-Reese, and Gary Totten.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

"Travel Guidebooks, Cultural Narratives, and the American Road Quest."  Critical Insights: American Road Literature.  Ed. Ron Primeau.  Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, 2013.

“Tutor Handbooks: Heuristic Texts for Negotiating Difference in a Globalized World.”  Praxis: A Writing Center Journal  9.2 (2012)

Exploring Hong Kong: A Visitor's Guide to Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories.  San Francisco: ThingsAsian Press, 2009.