I teach mostly composition courses to community college students, mostly in ecocomposition mode. I sometimes get to teach science fiction, my real favorite. I’m currently turning my attention to open educational resources and increasing educational access in general.


Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 1996

M.A., Northeastern University, 1988

B.A., Suffolk University, 1986


Journal article

  • “Some Suspect of Ill:  Shakespeare’s Sonnets and [Star Trek’s] ‘The Perfect Mate.’”  Extrapolation 36.1 (March 1995): 55-64.

Book chapter

  • “Genocide and Extinction in Linda Hogan’s Ecopoetry.” Ecopoetry: A Critical Introduction. Ed. J. Scott Bryson.  Salt Lake City: University of Utah P, 2002. 162-175.

Book reviews

  • Review of Sylvie Magerstädt, Body, Soul and Cyberspace in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema: Virtual Worlds and Ethical Problems. (Palgrave Pivot, 2014). SFRA Review 315 (Winter 2016): 20-21.

  • Review of Michael C. Pounds, Race in Space: The Representation of Ethnicity in “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Scarecrow Press, 1999).  Journal of Popular Film and Television 30.1 (Spring 2002): 71-72.

  • Review of Sue Steward and Sheryl Garratt, Signed Sealed and Delivered: True Life Stories of Women in Pop Music. (South End Press, 1985). Sojourner (May 1985): 37.

Blog Posts


  • OER textbook for teaching ecocomposition in the community college.


Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Community College Humanities Association

International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

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