UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - COLUMBIA
M.A. ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING
Masters degree in English with a creative writing emphasis and creative thesis. Taught composition classes as a paid Teaching Assistant under full scholarship. Mentored by poet Larry Levis and fiction writer/poet Thomas McAfee.
C.W. POST COLLEGE OF LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
B.A. ENGLISH & EDUCATION
Bachelors degree in English and secondary education with minors in philosophy and anthropology. Served as Editor-In Chief of Loomings, the college's literary magazine. Completed program in high-school student teaching. Member, National English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta).