Joined JCC
Arts, Humanities, & Health Sciences
Primary Campus
Cattaraugus County Campus
311 LLAC
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Professor of English

Feeding the sheep and birds 2/2/2011

When they find me,
a snowy crumbled mass,
it won't be after skiing
the slopes of Vail
or snowboarding at Sundance
with the likes of Robert Redford.

It will be in the pasture
next to the sheep barn where
there is no longer a path
or sign of sheep or human.

It will be beneath the bird feeders
surrounded by spent shells and feather
brushes in the crusty snow.

Favorite Quote: "Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones." Charlotte Bronte

Favorite Books/Authors: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, Go Down Moses by William Faulkner, the novels of Toni Hillerman, poets and poetry at

Degree Field of Study Institution
M.A. English State University of New York at Fredonia
B.A. English State University of New York College at Brockport
A.A. Humanities Jamestown Community College
Courses Taught
CMM 1610: Public Speaking
ENG 1510: English Composition I
ENG 1530: English Composition II
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature
ENG 2555: American Literature I
ENG 2560: American Literature II
ENG 2580: The Modern Novel
Academic Interests
  • American literature
  • Poetry
  • Women writers


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