Associate Professor & Director of Composition
​Office: Anspach 222
Office Phone: (989) 774-3139

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Military Nonfiction
  • Travel Writing, Travel Guidebooks

Courses Taught

ENG 101 - Freshman Composition
ENG 103 - First Year Writing
ENG 201 - Intermediate Composition
ENG 201H - Honors Intermediate Composition
ENG 303 - Technical Writing
ENG 397 - Undergraduate Independent Study
ENG 601 - Graduate Composition
ENG 614 - Practicum in Teaching College Composition
ENG 697 - Graduate Independent Study
ENG 718 - Internship: Teaching
ENG 799 - Thesis

Degrees and Universities

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University (2010)

M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1990)

B.A. in English and in History, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1987)

Recent Publications

Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945.  Forthcoming from Potomac Books (Univ. Nebraska Press), 2018.

"The Bombing of Bungalow C: Friendly Fire at the Stanley Civilian Internment Camp."  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, vol. 57, 2017.

"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: Things Asian Press, 2009.