I have been a Mentor/Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at Empire State College since 2000, and received the Excellence in Part-time Mentoring Award in 2011. I am also a graduate of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, my second interdisciplinary Master’s degree having earned an MA in Environmental Arts from Syracuse University in 1982.
My teaching, research and writing is interdisciplinary in cultural studies, literature and arts. I am the course developer for the Children’s Literature course at Center for Distance Learning, and also developed the major revision for First Peoples of North America. Currently, I’m on the planning committee for the Native American Studies Residency in Syracuse, and teach the Arts of Native North America.
I have published broadly across the disciplines both internally at ESC and externally in journals, periodicals and popular press. I aspire to produce documentaries. My publications include poetry and fiction as well as academic works. I also am a speaker for the New York Council for the Humanities and give multi-media presentations around New York State on topics related to my research.