I am a 1999 graduate of CSB/SJU and am delighted to be back on campus working with all the wonderful writing tutors! In addition to my undergraduate work here, I added two more English degrees, including an M.A. from U.C. Davis and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada-Reno. I've taught a range of composition, creative writing, American literature, and environmental studies courses at these schools as well as at Marlboro College in Vermont, where I was a writing professor for several years before returning to Minnesota. My co-edited anthology, Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy was published in 2015 by Texas Tech UP. My next book is under contract with Ashgate/Routledge and examines how cross-cultural collaboration in the creation of a series of Indian captivity narratives has served diverse communities through environmental and cultural restoration. My wife Marian and I are the proud parents of two young children, Lars and Peregrine, and we like to spend time outside exploring the world together.