Spring 2019

Section 4773 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019

Section 4775 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019

Section 4798 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019

Section 4813 of ENGL1B
Literature and Composition -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019

Fall 2018

Section 0771 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018

Section 0818 of ENGL30.1
American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2018

Section 0852 of ENGL307
Improvement of College Reading and Writing -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2018

Section 0857 of ENGL307
Improvement of College Reading and Writing -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018

PhD American Literature, University of North Texas, 2000. Dissertation -- Body Matters: Gary Snyder, the Self and Ecopoetics

BA English, Abilene Christian University, 1993.

Academic Experience: 

2010-present, SRJC English Department
2000-2010, Writing Program, University of California, Riverside (Lecturer)
2000-2002, Cal Poly, Pomona English Department (Adjunct)
2002-2008, Riverside Community College English Department (Adjunct)
1996-2000, University of North Texas English Department (Teaching Fellow)

"Anybody who wanders around the world saying, 'Hell yes, I'm from Texas,' deserves whatever happens to him.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Poetry, Metaphor, Tom Robbins, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Taoism, Humor, Nature Writing

"Think for yourself, schmuck!"
-Robert Anton Wilson

"(like everything else I have
somebody showed it to me and I found it by myself)"
-Lew Welch

"Language teaching in schools is a matter of corralling off a little of the language-behavior territory and cultivating a few favorite features--culturally defined elite forms that will help you apply for a job or give you social credibility at a party. One might even learn how to produce the byzantine artifact known as the professional paper. There are many excellent reasons to master these things, but the power, the _virtu_, remains on the side of the wild."
-Gary Snyder

"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school, or church, or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body."
-Walt Whitman