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P.O. Box 68 The Kenyon Review

Gambier, Ohio 43022 Gambier, OH 43022

(740) 504-8171 (740) 427-5271


Curriculum Vitae

The Kenyon Review, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Editor 1994-present

Consulting Editor 1993-94

Associate Editor 1990-92.

Acting Editor 1989-90

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Professor of English 2002-present

Associate Professor 1994-2002

Assistant Professor 1990-94

Resident Director, Kenyon-Exeter Program 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2005-06

Visiting Assistant Professor 1988-90
The Council for Basic Education, Washington, D.C.
Senior Associate 1989-2000

Director of Publications and Editor 1985-89

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Instructor 1983-84

Graduate Instructor 1979-83

University of Virginia, M.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1984

Kenyon College, B.A. magna cum laude 1976


Readings for Writers, editor, (The Kenyon Review), 2009

Year of Fire, stories, (New York: Harcourt, Inc.), 2006
The Best of the Kenyon Review, editor, (Napier, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.), 2003
Wrestling with Gabriel, novel, (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Univ. Press), 2002

Reprinted as eBook with Dzanc Books, September 2011

Fortune Telling, stories, (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Univ. Press), 1998
The Hero's Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel, (New York: St. Martin's Press, London: Macmillan Press), 1989
Short Stories
“Divergence,” Glimmer Train, forthcoming

North Star,” Michigan Quarterly Review, forthcoming

“Americaland,” Blackbird, Fall 2009, Vol. 8, No 2

“Emergency Run,” Triquarterly, September 2007

“A Pair of Muddy Pumps,” Southwest Review, Spring 2008

“Steps Through Sand, Through Water,” Triquarterly, Fall 2005

“Mt. Pleasant” and “Bondage,” Michigan Quarterly Review, XLIII, 2, Sprg 2004,263-69

“Dean of Women,” Ontario Review, No. 61, Fall 2004, 41-59

“Muggings,” Triquarterly, #118, Winter 2004, 235-248

“Balked Eclogue,” StoryQuarterly, Number 38, 332-335, Winter 2003

“Woodpeckers,” Salt, Number 15, page 131, Winter 2003

“Poetry of the Amish,” The Journal, Volume 26, no. 2, Winter 2003, 74-77

“Mistaken Identities,” Triquarterly, issue 113, Summer 2002, 53-74

“Children of God,” Glimmer Train, issue 44, Fall 2002, 114-133

“Hirsch and Bratinsky,” New England Review, Vol. 23, no. 1, Winter 2002, 91-94

“Life Sentences,” Virginia Quarterly Review, Autumn 2001, Vol. 77, no. 4, 701-718

“Naming the Stones,” Salmagundi, Summer, 2001

“Chrysalis,” Triquarterly, summer, 2000

“Advert for Love,” Zoetrope, February 1998, Reprinted in Here Lies, Trip Street Press, summer, 2000

“Desserts and Doweries,” Ontario Review, Spring 1998

“Rivalry,” TriQuarterly, August 1998

“Fortune Telling,” New England Review, January 1996

“Hypotenuse,” Boulevard No. 30, Fall 1995

“The Excuse,” Kansas Quarterly, Summer 1990

“Baiting,” Shenandoah, Spring 1989

“Wild Flowers,” Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall 1988

“Concert,” Present Tense, February 1988

“A Dancer,” Moment, January 1988

“Play,” The G.W. Review, Winter 1986-87

“When the Time is Right,” Present Tense, April 1984

Principal Essays, Reports, and Reviews
“New Voices in the New Millennium,” The International Journal of the Book, volume 3,

issue 4, pp 25-26.

“Misunderstood Concepts: The Discipline of English,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 11, 2003, p. 6.

“Narrative Yearnings,” Salt, V. 15, Winter 2003, pp. 119-130

“E-Publishing and Literature: Challenge and Opportunity,” in Without Covers: LittleMagazinesOnline, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN, 127-131

“On Anger,” Shenandoah, Summer 2001; Stand (U.K.), Spring 2000

“Fever,” The Southwest Review, Summer 1998

“John Dowell=s Irony in The Good Soldier,” re-printed in Norton Critical Edition,

The Good Soldier, 1999

“Monkeys, Firecrackers, Undergrads: A Fulbrighter in India,” Virginia Quarterly Review,


“The Multicultural Story,” Writers Digest, November 1997

“Is Kenyon Still Literary?” Kenyon College Bulletin, November 1997

“An Indian Mosaic,” Kenyon College Bulletin, Spring 1997

“Peter Taylor’s ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’: a Revaluation,” in The Kenyon Review,

XVIII, no. 1, Winter 1996

“Peter Taylor and the Kenyon Connection,” essay/reminiscence in C. Ralph Stevens, ed.,

The Craft of Peter Taylor, Univ. Of Alabama Press, 1995

“Within and Without: Nick Carraway,” in Major Literary Characters, Harold Bloom, ed.

New York: Chelsea House, 1991

“Telling Irony: Peter Taylor's ‘In the Miro District,” Virginia Quarterly Review,

Summer 1991, reprinted in Critical Essays on Peter Taylor, Hubert McAlexander, ed. G. K. Hall, 1993

“English Textbooks in High School and College,” Report for U.S. Dept. of Education,


“New Teachers, Better Teachers: A National Report,” Council for Basic Education,

May 1988

“Watching the Orchards Robbed: Dowell and The Good Soldier,” Studies in the Novel, Winter 1984-85


Contributing Editor, Four Way Review 2013

Special Mention/Pushcart Prize for Fiction 2008

Ohioana Library Association Award for Editorial Excellence, 2007

Finalist, International Prize for the Short Story, Dublin, Ireland 2007

Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award, 2001

Judge, Evvie Writing Awards, 1996

Senior Fulbright Scholar, 1995-96, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, India

Editorial Advisory Board, 1996 Contour, Journal of Literary Studies, Patna, India

Midwest Faculty Seminars, University of Chicago, 1995

Teaching Initiative Grant, Kenyon College, 1994

Faculty Development Grant, Kenyon College, 1992

Finalist, Iowa Short Fiction Awards, 1991

O'Keefe Scholar in Fiction, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf 1990

Faculty Development Grant, Kenyon College, 1990

Ph.D. and M.A. examinations with distinction, University of Virginia

Dupont Fellowship, University of Virginia, 1978-79

Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College, 1976

The Century Association, New York
Juror, National Student Poets Program,

President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities, 2012, 2013

External Review Committee, English Dept., Beloit College, 2009

Tenure/Promotion evaluations for: Kansas State University, University of Arkansas, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia State University, Hamilton College, Indiana University, Kalamazoo College, The Ohio State University, Rhodes College, SUNY Binghamton

Board of Directors, Council of Literary Magazines and Publishers, 2000-2006

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, artnotguns magazine, 2000-present

Advisory Editor, Stand (U.K.), 1999-2000

External Review Committee, English Dept., The University of the South, 2000

University Press of Kentucky, 1995, Consultant Reader

The William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, D.C. 1987-88, Editorial Consultant and Contributor, Commission on Youth and America's Future

The Modern American Short Story

Advanced and Introductory Fiction Workshops

The Little Magazine in America

Survey of American Literature

Realism and Naturalism in American Literature

The British Modern

Modernism vs. Colonialism

Baseball and American Culture

Literature and Language

Interviewed by William Coles, for “Story in Literary Fiction,” July 6, 2009

Invited Plenary Panelist, The International Conference on the Book, Oxford, England Sept 2005, Paper: “New Voices in the New Millennium.”

Panelist, Southampton Writers Conference, July 2004

Seminar Discussion, Thurber House, Columbus, OH, March 20, 2003

Chair, panel on the Editorial Voice, Associated Writing Programs annual conference,

Baltimore, MD, February 27, 2003

Chair, panel on literary magazines and the classroom, the Associated Writing Programs

annual conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 20, 2001.

Invited Participant, UNESCO Conference on International Poetry, Athens and Delphi, Greece, March 2001

Panelist on Nobel Issue of The Kenyon Review, The Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, April 9, 2001

Invited Participant, International Conference on Contemporary American Literature,

Kings College, Cambridge University, March 2000

Presentation on Teaching Fiction Writing, Columbus Writers Conference, Sept 2000

Panelist, Sewanee Writers Conference, July 1996, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2001, ’02, ’03, ‘04

“The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” The Harvard Club, NY, July 1998;

Borders Books, Pittsburgh, PA. May 1998;

Borders Books, Columbus, OH, May 1998; and

Tattered Cover Books, Denver, CO, April 1998

Keynote Address, Granville Writers Conference, March 1998

“Monkeys, Firecrackers, Undergrads,” the Newark Progressive Club, April 1997; and

Kenyon College, October 1996

United States Information Service Lectures 1995-96:

Darjeeling, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Shimla

Bhattacharya Memorial Lectures, University of Calcutta, February 10-11, 1996,

-- Three lectures by invitation and for publication

“Toni Morrison's Sula and the Challenge of Community,” Mt. Vernon Public Library,

April 7, 1994

“Inherited Irony: Conrad's Marlow, Hemingway's Barnes,” Modern Language

Association Convention, San Francisco, December 1991

“Representation of Women in Progeny, Mt. Vernon Public Library, September 25, 1991

“Romantic Love in Anne Tyler's Morgan's Passing,” Mt. Vernon Public Library,

October 23, 1990

“Textbook Articulation Between High School and College,” Invitational Conference,

U.S. Dept. Of Education, Washington, D.C., September 1990

“The Literary Magazine Today,” panel presentation to the Ohio State Spring Writer's

Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 19, 1990

“SCAP in a National Perspective,” School College Articulation Program Conference,

Gambier, Ohio, March 15, 1989

“Importance of School-College Collaboration,” Keynote Address, Cleveland Council on

Higher Education Conference, November 1988

“Narrative Irony and the Pursuit of Understanding: Peter Taylor's Late Stories,”

presented to the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference,

Atlanta, Georgia, November 1987


Wright State University, Grinnell College, Vassar College, Pennsylvania State University, University of Virginia, Mt. Holyoke College, Kenyon College, Denison University, Borders Bookstores (various), Barnes and Noble Bookstores (various), Carnegie Mellon University, Thurber House (Columbus, OH)


Member, Search Committee for Book Store Manager, 2008

Member, Search Committee for Chief Business Officer, 2006

Member, Special Committee on Collegiate Marketing, 2002

External member, IPHS search committee, 2001

Member of the School-College Articulation Project, 1993 - present

Faculty Advisor to Kenyon Hillel, 1995 - present

Steering Committee, Campus Master Plan Development, 1999

Co-coordinator, New Faculty Orientation, 1997, 1998

Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, 1994-95

Sexual Harassment Counselor, 1991-92

Faculty Affairs Committee, 1991-92

Director, Honors Scholars Program, 1990-94

Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, 1990-92

Athletic Advisory Committee, 1991-92, 1993-94

Revised August 2013


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