- Medieval and Renaissance illustrated mss./books of plays
- Narrative art and its influence on the illustration of plays
- Performance pedagogy in teaching dramatic texts
Area of Expertise
Courses Offered at Redlands
- Renaissance Drama
- Renaissance Literature (survey)
- Drama (surveys)
- Persuasive Writing (upper-division rhetorical theory and craft)
- Peer-Tutor Training
- Senior Projects
- Educational Odysseys (interdisciplinary humanities course for first-year students)
- Travel Writing (in Salzburg, Austria)
- Junior Literature Seminar
- Composition at all levels
- Ph.D. Renaissance Literature, University of Arizona, 1980
- M.A. English, University of Arizona, 1972
- B.A. With High Distinction and Honors in English, University of Arizona, 1970
Previous Teaching Experience
Graduate Assistant and Associate in Teaching, University of Arizona, 1970-1980
Awards, Honors and Grants
- Town and Gown Higher Education Award
- NEH-NSF-FIPSE Joint Initiative in Humanities and Science Education Grant ($140,000) to support Redlands’ Environmental Studies Program
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on the Theory of Artistic Relations in the Renaissance
- Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Redlands
- Meritorious Teaching Award, University of Arizona
- Folger Library Grant for Research in Theatre History
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary
- Alpha Lambda Delta National Honorary
Publications, Presentations and Panels
“Working with the Chief Academic Officer in Difficult Economic Times,” Invited Plenary Speaker, “Creative Leadership with Limited Resources,” Council of Independent Colleges, 2009.
“Integrating Liberal Education in Business Curriculum,” National Convention of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2008.
“Testing whether the Promises of the Mission Are Demonstrated in the Culminating Work of Students,” New Approaches to Cross-Institutional Assessment, Associated New American Colleges Institute, 2007.
“Professional Evaluation and Rewards: Aligning Faculty and Institutional Expectations,” Associated New American Colleges Institute, 2005.
“A Response to AAC&U’s 'Greater Expectations': On Liberal and Professional Education,” National Convention of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2004.
“Integrating Decision-Making in Faculty Hiring: Two Models for Increasing Diversity,” National Convention of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2003.
“Winter’s Tale: Performing a Romance,” CalShakes, 2002.
“Shakespeare and GIS,” Shakespeare Association of America National Meeting, 2002.
“Cultivating Faculty Leadership at Small Schools,” with Tracy Fitzsimmons, for “Collaboration toward the Common Good: Faculty and Administration Working Together,” American Association of University Professors/American Conference of Academic Deans National Workshop, 2000.
“Building and Supporting an Accomplished Faculty,” with Bob Benedetti, for “Partners in Academic Leadership: Faculty, Chair, and Dean Collaboration,” Association of American Colleges and Universities Network for Academic Renewal, 1999.
“Collaborative Leadership in the Dean’s Office,” with Philip A. Glotzbach, for “Seasons and Cycles: the Dean’s Work with Faculty from Hire to Retirement,” American Conference of Academic Deans National Workshop, 1999.
“Faculty Loads and Special Compensation.” With Philip A. Glotzbach. Deans’ Handbook. Boston: ACAD, 1998.
"Persuasive Pen: An Integrated Approach to Reasoning and Writing." With Lawrence Finsen. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1997.
“Tonson and Boydell: Illustrating Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century,” for “Editing and Culture: Shakespeare from Rowe to Furness,” Shakespeare Association of America National Meeting, 1997.
"Performance Pedagogy in the Teaching of Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Workshop on “Figuring Difference: Media in the Shakespeare Classroom,” Sixth World Shakespeare Congress, 1996.
“Ernest Boyer’s 'Scholarship Assessed' and the Integration of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in New American Colleges,” American Conference of Academic Deans Regional Meeting, 1995.
“Writing to Think, Thinking to Write: How to Craft a Distinctive Writing Across the Curriculum Program,” Plenary Address, University of Evansville, 1993.
“Creating Writers,” The Redlands Magazine, 1993.
“How Reliable Are Renaissance Illustrations of Stage Action? The Lyons Terence Woodcuts Reconsidered,” National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on the Theory of Artistic Relations in the Renaissance, 1991.
“How Administrators Can Nurture Writing in the Disciplines,” Consortium for Instructional Improvement Conference, 1989.
“Critical Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum,” with Lawrence Finsen, Instructional Leadership Conference, 1988.
“A Comment on ‘Integrating Formal Logic and the New Rhetoric,’” with Lawrence Finsen, College English, 47:2 (1985).
“Publishing Student Writing Across the Curriculum,” National Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1984. Introducing Redlands Writes.
"A Student’s Guide to Freshman Composition with Freshman Writing." Minneapolis: Burgess, 1980.
“On Conducting Student Conferences and Writing Workshops,” National Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1978.
- Shakespeare Society of America
- Renaissance Conference of Southern California
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Association of Colleges and Universities