"As the writing coordinator for the TRIO Achievement Program (a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services project that supports the retention to graduation of students from modest income backgrounds and those whose parents do not have a four-year college degree), I work with students in all disciplines and at all levels in their writing at Knox. While my teaching focuses on First-Year Preceptorial and College Writing I & II, my experiences with students have developed an interest in a broad range of subjects. My particular passion, though, is film, both in appreciating the history of the medium and enjoying what essayist and social critic Robert Warshow famously calls the 'immediate experience' of film-watching.
My dedication to writing across the curriculum and my love of film have enlivened my professional life, both for myself and the students with whom I work."
Years at Knox: 1993 to present
M.A., English, 1984, Indiana University.
B.A., English, 1978, St. Joseph's University.
The Constant Viewer: Excerpts from an Imaginary Cinema Diary, 1876-Present. A three-volume ebook for Kindle, Nook, and iPad. (2013).
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.