Education: University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Georgia, MA. Queens College, Charlotte, NC. BA. Summa cum laude.
Areas of specialization: Global Literature, Multiethnic American Literature, Creative Writing.
Research Interests: Native American Literature and Culture, Educational Policy.
Courses Taught at UCCS: ENGL 190: Introduction to Literary Studies for Majors ENGL 204: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction ENGL 261: Literature: The Global Perspective II ENGL 355: Native American Literature
Selected Publications: Keeping Strong in the Spirit: Joe Garcia, President of the National Council of American Indians.” Winds of Change 22.3 (Summer 2007). 48-51.
“The Making of a National Leader: Nora McDowell-Antone, Chair of Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.” Winds of Change 22.2 (Spring 2007): 34-37.
“Economic Development on the Gila River Reservation.” Winds of Change 21.4 (Fall 2006): 68-73.
“A White Buffalo: The Intertribal Information Technology Company and its Alliances.” Winds of Change. 21.3 (Summer 2006). 44-49. Essay on “Sherman Alexie” (4500 words) for Popular Contemporary Writers. Invited essay. Thomas McCarthy, editor. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2006. 49-64.
“Nationalist, Assimilationist, Christian: The Uneasy Ideologies of Elias Boudinot.” Humanities in the South (Summer 2004): 50-58.
“The Palace of Winds” (creative non-fiction), GSU Review. Spring 2002. 126-164.
“’The 7-11 of my dreams’: Pop Culture in Sherman Alexie’s Short Fiction.” Studies in American Culture (October 2001): 29-36.