I earned a Ph.D. from St. Louis University with a specialty in Contemporary American Literature.
My dissertation focused on three African American novelists well known at that time. Since then I have taught in St. Louis, Memphis, UCSC, San Jose State and my favorite place, Cabrillo College.
Several years ago I realized that students were much more interested in visual depictions of aspects of our culture and so I began teaching critical thinking relative to the media. I know my students liked this approach, but what I found was that I learned more from my students than they will ever know.