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I'm an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Southern University. My field here is world and postcolonial literature. My graduate work was in 20th-century poetry, but we all move on and enlarge our scope when we hit the classroom.

I've taught at a few places, including The University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College, Greenville Tech, The Art Institute Online, Eastern Kentucky University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duquesne University. I've also taught in Ireland, through the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad.

I've had the good fortune to work with superb people, from whom I have stolen most of the ideas I pass off as mine. I've got a list of lit and comp colleagues as long as my arm who have taught me many things. On the tech end, the list is smaller, so I'll mention Ron Yoder at EKU and Paul Jones (yes, THAT Paul Jones, one of the original gods of the web) at UNC and the Internet Poetry Archive, where I wrote the critical introduction for Seamus Heaney.

Some of my scholarly and web work has been singled out. In 2002, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning gave me their Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. My work on Heaney has received a BBC Education Guide Award (that's probably due to Paul Jones' impressive site). My own KYLIT site (content by Super-Appalachian George Brosi) has been acknowledged by Links2Go with a Key Resource Award. StudyWeb recdently recognized my World Poetry Audio Library with one of their Academic Excellence Awards.

I'm a graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with a doctorate in English Literature. One of the most important things UNC taught me was to prepare for a job in another field, hence my work in HR, computers, and tech writing. I have toiled at these electronic fringes of academia, where I fell into designing web sites.

Now at GSU I'm interested in some new things, and always into new challenges; if you're interested, check out my cv and post me.