ABD in English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. Comprehensive Examinations passed in 18th Century British Literature, Modern British Literature, and American Literature Since the Civil War. Planned dissertation (in progress prior to retirement of two advisers, not completed): "G. K. Chesterton and the Philosophical Detective Story."

Master of Science in Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985.

Marter of Arts in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1975.

Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois.

Graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Decatur, Illinois. 1966.


1996 to 2018 - Professor of English and Journalism, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois.

1993 to 1996 - Professor of English and Journalism, South Suburban College, Thornton, Illinois.

1989 to 1993 - Professor of English and Journalism, Sauk Valley College, Dixon, Illinois

Various Adjunct positions at Community Colleges: College of DuPage, Joliet Junior College, Waubonsee Community College, Wm. Rainey Harper College.

1970s and 80s: High School teaching experience (English and Journalism).

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