I joined the Elmira College Faculty in 1982 and have taught over forty different courses since then. For twenty years, I was Coordinator of the College’s first-year Core Program, and have several times served as Chair of the Humanities Division. For most of my time at the College, I have been a member of the Curricular Affairs Committee and of the Educational Standards Committee. I earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.A. from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from Case-Western Reserve University, all in English Literature.
My range of interests includes literature (chiefly British and American but also classical, ancient, and modern continental), and history, as well as baseball, and music, especially classic rock and traditional bluegrass, folk, and blues. Originally from Manchester, New Hampshire, I now spend my summers in Denver, Colorado, and traveling throughout the American West and Midwest.
I have authored and presented some twenty scholarly papers on Arthurian romance, and have published a dozen or so poems in several journals, all of them parodies of great poems by British and American poets, re-configured to be about baseball, as they should have been in the first place.
As an odd aside, I have located, visited, and photographed some 1200 railroad depots, in use and otherwise, in thirty-five states and two Canadian provinces, as well as in the United Kingdom; and I maintain two sizable websites on railroad stations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
I am also (since 1973) spouse to my wife Susan and am father to our three grown children, Tim, Pat, and Kate.