• Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • M.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University, 1978
  • B.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University, 1975.

Areas of Specialization/Interest

Academic: Nature writing, contemporary authors, technology and writing
Experiential: Fly fishing, rafting, backpacking, snowshoeing 

Select Publications/Presentations

"Professional Writing and the Digital Revolution," Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2011.

"A New Library of Alexandria: Google's Print Library Project," English Academic Society, Brigham Young University-Idaho, November, 2010.

"'E-Bay Purchase' and Other Poems: A Reading of Original Poetry." Brigham Young University-Idaho, October, 2009.

"'October Fence' and Other Poems: A Reading of Original Poetry." Poetry Reading, Madison Public Library, 2008.

Institutional Self-Study, Ricks College, 1999.

"I Dreamed of Ketching Fish: The Outdoor Life of Wilford Woodruff." Brigham Young University
Studies. 37:4 (Fall 1998) 6-47.

"British Coast-to-Coast Walk: St. Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay." New Perspectives. 13.2
(December 1996) 37-44.

"Paradisiacal Glory: Mormonism and the Environment." New Perspectives. 13.1 (April 1996) 46-

"Seventeenth Birthday." The Tidewater Review. (Fall, 1992) 10.

"First Death." The Tidewater Review. (Fall, 1992) 65.

"The Dynamics of Collaboration: An Ethnographic Study of Scientific Writing." PhD dissertation,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1990.