2006, Medical Transcription Certification, Montana State University, Great Falls-College of Technology
1993, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Language and Linguistics
Dissertation: Linguistic Influence of Polish Syntax on Joseph Conrad’s Style
1981, ABD, University of Minnesota, Literature
1973, Secondary English Teaching Certification, St. Cloud State University (MN)
1972, M.A., St. Cloud State University, Literature
1968, B.A. (Honors), University of Iowa, Creative Writing
Executive editor, Joseph Conrad Today, semiannual publication of the Joseph Conrad Society of America, Spring 2001 – 2007.
Assistant editor, Contemporary Literature, University of Wisconsin Press, 1989-1992.
All of my own publications are self-edited.
• “Language” (co-authored with Veronique Pauly). In Joseph Conrad in Context. Ed. Allan H. Simmons. Columbia UP, 2009.
• “Rescuing The Rescuer: The Finishing of Conrad's Style.” Ed.Wieslaw Krajka, East European Monographs, Columbia UP, 2005.
• “No Secret Agent in Lord Jim,” in Lord Jim Joseph Conrad. Ed. Francois Gallix, Ellipses: Paris (2003): 193-199.
• “Plato's Cave in Heart of Darkness,” Conradiana, 34.3 (Fall 2002): 227-233.
• "More Influence of Polish on Conrad's Style: Pragmatic vs. Grammatical Word Order," in Conrad's Century: The Past and Future Splendour, Proceedings of the Special Centenary Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of America, Kent State University (1998): 67-78.
• "Polish Influence on Conrad's Style," in Conrad and Poland. Ed. Alex Kurczaba, East European Monographs, Columbia UP (1996): 153-177.
• Reviewed Conrad, Language, and Narrative, Michael Greeney. Joseph Conrad Today, 28.1 (Spring 2003): 4-5.
• Refereed “‘A Raw Youth’ Confesses to Tadeusz Bobrowski in Under Western Eyes: An Intertextual Study” for PMLA, Spring 2003.
• Refereed “Echoes from Konrad Wallenrod in Almayer’s Folly and A Personal Record” for PMLA, (Spring 1996).
• "1993 MLA: Rethinking Conrad and Philosophy," Joseph Conrad Today, 19.1 (1994): 3.
• "International Joseph Conrad Conference--Gdansk: 'Joseph Conrad, A Writer of Many Cultures,'" Joseph Conrad Today, 20.1 (1995): 4.
• Linguistic Influence of Polish on Joseph Conrad's English. Ed. Wieslaw Krajka, Vol. III Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and Columbia UP, 1994.
FACE-TO-FACE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1997-2007 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Assistant—Full Professor
Modern Grammars, Linguistics, Stylistic Analysis of Literature, Composition, Literature
2000 Summer University of Great Falls, Visiting Professor
Basic Writing, Literary Appreciation
1998, 99 Summer Linguistics, Literature, Composition, Honors, TESOL, Teacher Education
1998 Spring Norwegian Technical University-Trondheim, Fulbright Professor
1994-1997 Berry College, Assistant Professor
1993 University of Montana, Assistant Professor
Linguistics, English as a Second Language
1986-1992 University of Wisconsin, Teaching Assistant
Literature, Composition, English as a Second Language
1979-1980 University of Minnesota, Teaching Assistant
1978-1979 St. John's University (MN), Lecturer
18th Century American Literature
1969-1979 St. Cloud State College, Teaching Assistant/Instructor
1968-1969 Western Illinois University, Teaching Assistant
ONLINE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007-2008 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Full Professor
Modern Grammars, Linguistics
2006-2007 Montana State University, Great Falls-College of Technology