PROFESSOR AND CHAIRPERSON
PhD, English Literature and Reformation Theology, CUNY, 1990
MA, (en-route), CUNY, 1987
BA, English Literature, Queens College, CUNY, 1979
Right Tool for the Job: A Memoir of Manly Concerns (collection of humor essays, Liberty Island Press, 2016)
Finding the Worm (novel for young readers, Random House, 2015)
Twerp (novel for young readers, Random House, 2013)
The Unrequited (literary mystery, Five Star/Cengage, 2013)
Bumper Sticker Liberalism (political commentary, HarperCollins, 2012)
Sloth (literary fiction, Greenpoint Press, 2010)
Africa Speaks (literary fiction, Permanent Press, 2002)
Hundreds of opinion columns and academic essays for a combination of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, USA Today, Newsday, Daily News,
Philosophy Now, Sewanee Theological Review, Reason, Commentary, National Review, Chronicle
of Higher Education, American Spectator, Daily Caller, Ducts.org, Claremont Review
of Books, etc.
Message to Incoming Students
Remember that you stand at the end of a long line. The overwhelming majority of the
students who came before you, who committed themselves to the pursuit of higher education,
would trade places with you in a heartbeat. They'd happily relive the intellectual
journey on which you're about to embark.
Don't screw it up. Do them proud.