I have always been fascinated by American history and culture, and for me, the study of literature has been a way to understand the past as well as the present.
My undergraduate and graduate degrees at Michigan State University focused primarily on literature and prepared me for my teaching career. My teaching at SUNY Potsdam has become the springboard to investigate politics, economics, music, art, and philosophy . . . and to convey the excitement of my discoveries to my students.