- B.S. - Mass Communication, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
- M.A. -English, University of Iowa.
- M.A. -American Studies, Purdue University
- Ph.D.-English, Purdue University
Areas of Expertise
- American Literature.
- Western Literature Association
- Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
- Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
- Research Society for American Periodicals
- Crossword puzzles, fishing (but not catching much).
- Composition I
- Composition II
- Introduction to Literature
- American Literature Before 1865
- American Literature (After 1865)
- Introduction to Shakespeare
- First-Year Seminar
- Literature of Sport