Chair and Professor
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington , TX 76019 USA
Chair of the
Department of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University from
1999-2005. The department had a B.A. and M.A. in English, and the B.A. in
Philosophy. The department was home to the Center for Irish Studies, and to the
sole faculty member in Religious Studies. Faculty members also contributed to
the Honors Program. Twenty-three full-time faculty members in total.
Chair of the Department of English, Speech, & Foreign Languages at Texas Woman's University (2005-2009).
Professor of English, Texas Woman's University (2009-2013)
of English and Film from 1991-99, and Chair of the Department from
1995-97. Department housed the B.A. in English, along with an interdisiplinary
M.A. that included the departments of Philosophy, French, Native Studies,
and Modern Languages. It was the first interdisciplinary M.A. in Ontario.
During 1997-98, while on sabbatical, I was a Visiting Scholar in the
English Department at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1988-91.
Taught a course called "Human Being and Citizen," which
was part of the Core Curriculum for undergraduate students. The
"Human Being and Citizen" instructors included Amy Kass,
Wayne Booth, and Richard Strier, and all the instructors
participated in regular meetings to discuss the texts the students were reading.
During my time on that fellowship, I revised the dissertation into
the book that became Traveling with Hermes: Hermeneutics and Rhetoric.
Also, began work, with Richard Heinemann on translation of Hans-Georg Gadamer's book on Paul Celan.
1988 - Ph.D., University of Iowa (English)
1985 - University of California, Berkeley
Greek Workshop (Summer)
1983 - M.A., University of Iowa (English).
1981 - B.A., Glassboro State College (English &
Journalism), Glassboro State is now Rowan University.
Topics in the History of Philosophy: Hermeneutics (Fall 2016)
Technical Writing (Spring 2016)
Rhetoric and the Law (Spring 2014)
Rhetoric of Detective Fiction
and Film Noir (Fall 2011)
Literary Analysis & Criticism (Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2012)
Literary Criticism (Spring 2010 & Spring 2012)
Law and Literature (Fall 2009)
History of Rhetoric I (Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
Criticism (Spring 2009 & Spring 2013)
of Rhetoric II (Fall 2008 & Spring 2012)
of Rhetoric I (Spring 2008)
History of Rhetoric II (Spring 2012 & Spring 2013)
Criticism: Hidden Texts, Buried Meanings (Spring 2008)
of Rhetoric I (Spring 2007)
Film and Literature (Fall 2006)
Literary Analysis and Criticism (Spring 2006)
Graduate course: Literary Criticism (Spring 2006)
Major Authors: Walter Benjamin (Fall 2003)
Classicism (Fall 2003)
Contemporary Moral Problems (Fall 2002)
Turning Points and Connections (Fall 2002)
Rhetoric Society of America
Modern Language Association
South Central Modern Language Association
American Philosophical Association
International Society for the History
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