I have spent almost three decades working with adolescent and adult writers. Currently, I am a tenured Senior Instructor and Coordinator of Campus-Wide Writing Support in the Writing Initiative at Binghamton University, where I have been on the faculty for ten years.

I have a PhD from Syracuse University in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric specializing in the teaching and learning of writing and an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

I have taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University and Cornell University. My book, Teaching Writing While Standing on One Foot (Sense Publishers) explores the challenge of designing classes that teach the unique combination of formal and experiential knowledge skilled writers require.

My  poetry and essays have appeared in many journals online and in print, including Writing on the Edge, Composition Studies, Ploughshares, The Sun, The Cortland Review, and Subtropics.