Professor of English
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Courses taught in Spring 2014
Ph.D., Indiana University
Fiction Writing, introductory to post graduate
Cover Me, collection of short stories, Coffee House Press, 1988.
Water Bodies, limited edition chapbook, Coffee House Press, 1986.
A Nest of Hooks, collection of short stories, University of Iowa Press, 1978.
Panel presentations at Associated Writing Programs Conference in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Craft talks at the University of Iowa, 1998-2006.
Awards & Honors
Glenna Luschei Fiction Award, Prairie Schooner, 2006.
Professor of the Year Award, University of St. Thomas, 2003.
American Fiction award, 1995 (Tim O'Brien, judge).
Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction for Fiction, 1991 (Peter Meinke, final judge).
Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, 1980.
Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction, 1978 (Stanley Elkin, final judge).
Phi Beta Kappa; B.A. summa cum laude, Pomona College, 1970
Other Professional Activities
1997-2006 taught in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival: courses in novel techniques, revising fiction, and literary travel writing. Conducted fiction and poetry writing workshops for a number of other organizations, including Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, Southwest State University, The College of St. Catherine, The Loft, University of Minnesota, Walker Art Center, St. Cloud State University, University of Wisconsin, Wartburg College, University of North Dakota, and University of Nebraska; writer's residencies at University of Michigan, Northwest Missouri State University, and Creighton University.