Lecturer (Doctor of Arts, SUNY)
Office: Humanities 113A
TEACHING AND INTERESTSTeaching and research interests include Literature and Science, Ethics and Bioethics, Poetry, 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature, Science Fiction, second language pedagogy, cognitive science.
Mary McLeod Bethune Award for service and commitment to the education and advancement of AOP students (May, 2011).
"Holocaust History and Restoring Jewish Cemeteries" mini-term to Poland and Lithuania. Summer, 2013.
"'No More Delightful Spirit': Unlikely Connections with Oscar Wilde," Wilde’s Wiles: Studies of the Influences on Oscar Wilde and His Enduring Influences in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge Scholars, 2013. (Essay in a book collection).
Co-Chair: Union College Humanities Renovation Committee (2010 -- 2012).
Chair: Union College Time Capsule project (Wold Science building), dedicated Spring, 2012.
"That Old Magic: Modern Versions of Traditional Fairy-Tales in a Literature Classroom." (South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 6, 2011).
"Literature and Science: Designing Courses to Appeal to Science and Engineering Majors“ (4th Annual Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education, Union College, June 3, 2011).
"Teaching Bioethics in Literature Courses" (Society for Ethics across the Curriculum, presented Oct 7, 2010).
"Fact, Fiction and Science Fiction: Science in the Undergraduate General Education Classroom in the US" (Association of History, Literature, Science, and Technology conference, Madrid, Spain, June 2010).
“How Do We Help the Humanities Appeal to Science and Engineering Majors?” (Engineering and Liberal Arts Symposium, Union College, June 4-5, 2010).
"Teaching Ethics with Science Fiction: a Case Study Syllabus" (journal article published in Teaching Ethics, Spring, 2009).
"Designing an Ethics across the Curriculum Program"
(journal article, co-authored with Robert Baker; published in Teaching Ethics, Spring, 2009).