*Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, May 1996. Rhetoric and Composition. Dissertation: The Rhetoric of Advocacy in American Nature Writing.
*M.A., English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, May 1990.
*B.A., English and pre-law, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Dec. 1987. Graduated cum laude.
*Inspiring Teacher Award: Escola Americana, 2002, 2005
*Top Ten Fish Publishing Short Fiction Contest: Top 10% “Long List” round finalist, 2006.
*Member: Phi Beta Kappa
*M.A. with Distinction: Boston College, 1990.
*Honors Graduate: Washington State University, 1987.
*IB Film, IB TOK, AP Literature: Jakarta Intercultural School. (2015 to present)
*IB English, Graded American School, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (2011-2015)
*IB English, Film as Literature, AP Literature, Taipei American School. (2006-2011)
*IB Coordinator/English Instructor: Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro. (2002-05)
*English/TOK Instructor: Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro. (1997-2002)
*IB Assistant Examiner
*English Instructor: University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (1993-1997)
*English Instructor: Greensboro College. (1995-1996)
*English Instructor: Boston College. (1989-1990).