Since 2001, I have worked as a professor in the English department of McEwan University. Before that, I worked as a communications practitioner, which involved everything from copywriting and editing to directing campaigns. I have a PhD in creative writing from the University of Wales: Trinity St. David, as well as an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. I studied with Jill McCorkle, Doug Bower, Maria Flook, Elizabeth Cox, and Dic Edwards. My short story “Strip Malls Can Change Your Life” appeared in the inaugural issue of the Lampeter Review in 2010. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, Avalon Literary Review, Bluestem, Borfski Press, The Delmarva Review, Drunk Monkeys, Evening Street Review, Honest Ulsterman, Literary Yard, OxMag, The Penmen Review, S/Word, Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, Steam Ticket, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and Verdad. I am happily married and the father of an adult son. In my spare time, I sing (badly) and golf (also badly).