Office:  Keezell 414
Phone:  (540) 568-5864
Office Hours:  MWF 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Courses: Fall 2017 
Eng 222:  Contemporary American Short Stories 
Eng 393: Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction

Fields: 
Creative Writing, especially Fiction; Modern English and American Literature

Education: 
Ph.D., English, Western Michigan University, 2007
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, 1985

Publications: 
Fiction
“The Tomahawk Chop.” Passages North. (Winter/Spring 2009):  213-221
“Guerrillas.” Flyway. (Spring 2004): 63-75.

Poetry
 “Vikings.” Calvert. (Fall 1984): 36.
“The Watercolor.” Calvert. (Spring 1983): 55.

Awards:

Semifinalist, 2017 Elixir Press Fiction Prize, Guatemalan Elegy
Semifinalist, 2014 New American Fiction Prize, Guatemalan Elegy
Semifinalist, 2013 Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Alumni Association Emerging Writers Contest, Guatemalan Elegy
Semifinalist, 2012 New American Fiction Prize, Guatemalan Elegy
Finalist, 2008 Red Hen Press Short Fiction Award, “Live Bait”
Finalist, 2004 Seattle Review Fiction Contest, “Live Bait”
Third Place, Fiction, 2003 New Century Writer Awards, “Live Bait”
First Place, Fiction, 2003 Flyway Sweet Corn Prize, “Guerrillas”
Finalist, 2003 Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, “Guerrillas”
Finalist, 2002 James Jones First Novel Fellowship, Guatemalan Elegy
Honorable Mention, 2002 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program, Guatemalan Elegy

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