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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science, Edinboro University of PA
  • Master of Education, English, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Arts, English Literature and Composition, Duquesne University
  • Master of Education, Administration, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Pittsburgh
  • ABD, English Composition, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Background

  • English Teacher Pittsburgh Public City Schools 1979-1981
  • English Teacher South Park High School 1981 - 1983
  • Assistant Superintendent South Park School District 1983 - 1985
  • English Teacher Montour High School 1985 - 1992
  • Curriculum Director Montour School District 1992 - 2000
  • Advanced Placement Reader/SAT II Reader 1995 - 2000
  • Director Pennsylvania Writing Assessment 1993- 1994
  • Faculty Advisor Advanced Placement Program ETS College Board 1995 - Present
  • English Teacher Sewickley Academy 2000 - 2001
  • Adjunct English Instructor - University of Pittsburgh 2001 - 2006
  • Adjunct English Instructor West Virginia University 2006
  • Adjunct English Instructor Robert Morris University 2001 - Present

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Composition, World Literature, Mythology, Education Methods, Student Teaching Supervisor, Ethics, Classical Literature, Religion and Literature, Grammar


  • 2003 - Coordinator Digital Video Project School of Instruction and Learning University of Pittsburgh Department of Instruction and Learning


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