AREAS of SPECIALIZATION
Nineteenth Century British Literature, Technical Writing, Writing with Computers, and Spy Fiction
2005-present Director, Faculty Professional Development Center, California University of Pennsylvania (CUP)
1996-present: Professor (tenured) (CUP), He teaches English Composition, Technical Writing, Upper Level
Writing, 19th Century British Lit. & Research Methods.
1996-2002 Department Chair.
1993-96 Associate Professor
1990-93 Assistant Professor
1989-90: Full-time Instructor, Department of English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Taught Advanced Technical Writing, English Composition I, and British Literature I. Implemented a program to teach
courses in the IBM and Macintosh labs.
1983-1989: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English,
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Taught English 101 & 102, Business Writing, Technical Writing, and Literature
and Contemporary Life: The World of Spy Fiction.
1988 Worked as a technical writing consultant for M&J Data Services, Milwaukee. Revised, updated and tested user
manuals for different mainframe computer banking services; compiled a style guide for the Customer Documentation
1987-1988: Editorial consultant, Gareth Stevens & Co., Milwaukee for children's books.
1985-1989 Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Dissertation title: "The Infinite Passion of Finite Hearts: A Study of Failure in the Love Poems of Robert
Browning." Director: William E. Harrold.
1983-1985 M.A. English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1972-1976 LL.B. University of Delhi, India.
1968-1970 M.A. English, University of Delhi, India.
1965-1968 B.A. Honors English, University of Delhi.
Attended the POD Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA from October 26-28th
Conducted a TEMP workshop on Recommendation Letters at St. Vincent
College, Latrobe, PA on March 22.
Attended the POD Annual Convention in Portland, OR from October 24-28th
Attended Recap 2005 conference on teaching web based courses at West Chester
University of PA, May 12-15
on "The Invisible Web Revealed: Evaluating sources on the Web" for the FPDC at
Cal U on March 30.
a panel discussion titled "Experiencing English: Integrating Service Learning
into the study of English" at the EAPSU Conference at California University of
a paper on "Cold War Warriors or Criminals, Charlatans, and Fools, a Masonry
of Monsters" in a session of "The Evolution of War and its Representation
in Literature and Film" at the 28th WVU Colloquium on Literature
and Film, September 18-20.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Annual Wildacres' Retreat conducted by
UNC Writing Program on "Writing in the Disciplines: What Works and What
Doesn't." June 12-15.
2003 Technology Day, California University of PA.
Presented a paper and conducted a workshop on "Invention Strategies with
Computers and Composition."
2003 Participated in the "Annual Conference for the
Advancement of College Teaching and Learning" conducted by the State System at
Harrisburg, PA. February 27-28 & March 1.
1998 Delivered keynote address at the first
Annual Convention of the
Association of Technical Writers of India (TWIN) in Bombay, India.
Alliance for Computers
and Writing at Virginia
Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Presented a paper on "Collaborative Writing With
Computers: Software Documentation Projects for Technical Writing Classes" at
a session titled Electronic Communities.
Summer Academy for the Advancement of College Teaching, sponsored by the
SSHE Faculty Professional Development Council at Boiling Springs, PA.
1995 Conducted a
SSHE Workshop on "Using the Internet and the World Wide Webb" for the
faculty of the Nursing Department of CUP.
1995 Attended the "Building
a Cooperative Learning Network" Workshops at CUP.
1995 Attended "Frontiers
of Writing Across The Curriculum Research and Scholarship" Workshop at
Slippery Rock University, PA.
1994 Attended the
Fall Conference of the
Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Systems Educators
at East Stroudsburg University, PA
1992 EAPSU 92
- Annual Meeting of The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
at Bloomsburg, PA. Presented a paper "Literature and Contemporary Life: The
World of Spy Fiction" in a session titled "Eddy Poe Meet Mickey Spillane:
Popular Literature in the English Classroom."
Convention of The Writing Across the Curriculum Association of the State System
of Higher Education at Bloomsburg, P.A. Presented a paper titled
"Collaborative Writing with Computers: Software Documentation Projects for
Technical Writing Classes".
1991 Conducted a
five-week WordPerfect workshop for English Faculty at CUP.
Convention of ISETA - The International Society for Exploring Teaching
Alternatives at Indianapolis. Presented a paper on "Computer Aided Composition
and Invention: How to Adapt Theory to Technology Without Becoming Programmers."
Penn State Conference on Rhetoric
and Composition, State
College. Participated in a workshop on Computers and Composition and presented a
paper on "Invention with Computers."
1989 University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of English. Conducted a two day workshop to
train Instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants to teach writing courses in
the computer labs.