Academic Positions

President, Daemen College (2013–present).

Served as chief executive officer of a private, co-educational, comprehensive college awarding both undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student body of over 3,000 students.


Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Idaho State University (2009–2011).

Served as the chief academic officer of a multi-campus, Carnegie Foundation “Research-High” doctoral university that serves as the state’s principal university promoting education in the health care professions and related sciences. Oversaw seven colleges, ISU’s libraries, the Idaho State University Press, and the Idaho Museum of Natural History, as well as operations at branch campuses in Boise, Meridian, and Idaho Falls. The division’s annual budget currently totals $98 million.


Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University (2004–2009), Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty Member in Women’s and Gender Studies (2004–2013).

Served as the chief academic officer of the institution’s largest college, including oversight over 16 academic schools and departments, two radio stations, a television station, a planetarium, four centers, and an annual budget of $34 million. (CAS delivered approximately one half of the credit hours to ISU’s 20,472 students in 25 undergraduate, 15 masters, and 5 doctoral programs. Its nearly 400 full-time faculty, 126 nontenure-track faculty, and 120 staff worked in 15 buildings devoted to CAS programs.)


Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs,
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (2002–2004) and Professor of English (1992–2004).

Served as the institution’s chief academic officer and managed an annual budget of nearly $14 million. Maintained direct responsibility for three academic colleges (Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences), the Poynter Library, Campus Computing, and Enrollment Services (admissions, registration, and advising). Served as the institution’s Equal Opportunity Officer. Served as acting chancellor of the campus in the absence of the chief executive officer.


Coordinator
, Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition (1995–2002) and Professor of English (1992–2004), University of South Florida, Tampa.

Devised curriculum of large, nationally prominent program. Chaired committee of all program faculty. Scheduled classes, directed graduate admissions and placement, and oversaw daily operations. Oversaw recruitment and hiring of all new faculty. Maintained responsibility for SACS accreditation of the program. Served as an Associate of USF’s Institute for Interpretive Human Studies (1991–2004) and as an Associate of USF’s Center for Social and Political Thought (1997–2004).


Interim Director
, University Publications Council (formerly, University of South Florida Press) (1995–98) and Professor of English (1992–2004), University of South Florida.

Produced and co-produced scholarly books and compact disc projects. Supervised staff. Managed Editorial Board. Served as accountable officer of several substantial budgets (including operating and foundation accounts). Oversaw the submission review process and negotiated complex contract terms. Reported directly to the Provost.


Editor
, Journal of Advanced Composition (1985–94) and Professor of English (1992–2004), and Associate Professor (1987–92), and Assistant Professor (1985–87), University of South Florida.

Operated nationally prominent scholarly journal. Hired, trained, and oversaw a staff of six to eight faculty and graduate students. Maintained complete budgetary authority. Was awarded the International Award for Distinguished Retiring Editor by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.


Director
, Developmental Writing, and Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1982–83).

Created and implemented a university-wide program of assessment of all incoming students for writing proficiency. Placed students in need of remediation in special developmental writing classes. Devised developmental writing curriculum. Trained and maintained direct supervision over program faculty.


Director
, Center for Writing, and Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1982–84).

Oversaw a campus-wide writing center offering individual tutorial assistance in composition and related subjects to graduate and undergraduate students. Trained and maintained direct supervision over faculty and peer tutors.


Director
, Writing Center, and Instructor, University of Alabama (1980–82).

Directed a university-wide tutorial service providing instruction in all levels of writing. Trained and supervised graduate student tutors.


Director
, Writing Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1978–80).

Directed a university-wide tutorial service providing instruction in all levels of writing. Trained and supervised graduate student tutors.