English Department Chair - Appointed 2019
- M.A. in Literature, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College
- B.A. in English, Cornell University
Activities in College
- Editor of The Quad – A Literary Magazine
- Rock Climbing/Backpacking
- Swing Dance Troupe
- Guerilla Tire-Swing hanging
Best VCS Moment
After playing Gray/Green games on opening day, I sat on the couch smiling, and a VCS student pulled out Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus. We chatted cheerfully about absurdity.
“Granting that the White Whale fully incites the hearts of this my savage crew, and playing round their savageness even breeds a certain knight-errantism in them, still, while for the love of it they give chase to Moby Dick, they must also have food for their more common, daily appetites.” -Herman Melville
Hobbies and Interests
Rock climbing, running in the woods, cooking, painting, writing, reading, juggling.
I moved often growing up. I left a little dust in Oklahoma, California, Texas, and Connecticut. After four years at Cornell University, I went to Colorado to teach English at a boarding school in Steamboat Springs. We took students rock climbing, backpacking, snow skiing, and international traveling. Then I traveled a little farther to teach at the American School of Doha, Qatar. I missed winter, so I returned to Connecticut to teach at King School for five years. Then, as I worked on my MA at Middlebury, I met Colleen. She said, “You haven’t lived winter until you’ve lived in Vermont.” So here I am. Happy at VCS. Setting down roots. We just had a daughter during the pandemic–Hooray for good news! Colleen and I both teach English and both read until our eyelids drop each night.